Australian singer/songwriter Ruel guested on ‘Records In My Life, before his sold out show in Vancouver, BC. Ruel was touring behind his EP, Free Time, now available via RCA Records. We talked about some of his favourite records by Frank Ocean, Tyler The Creator, Amy Winehouse, and more.
16-year-old London-born, Australian-raised Ruel’s debut EP Ready.- 6-track EP was produced by Ruel’s good friend, mentor and collaborator M-Phazes (Eminem, Logic, Kimbra, Zara Larsson, KYLE). Picking up the guitar as an 8 years old, Ruel started to write songs of his own, inspired by Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake. Drawing from his own experiences as a teenager, Ruel explains “all my songs are about personal experiences. Songwriting helps me get through things, feelings that I don’t understand myself. When I write about something, it helps me figure it out in the process. But I want people of all ages, whether they’re 15 or 50, to be able to relate to my songs.”
Ruel on Records In My Life
Shot and directed by Kris Munsaya
Edited by Mark Roland Henning
Produced and hosted by Charles Brownstein
Co-produced by Jordan Accomba
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