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British-Australian singer/songwriter and pop prodigy Ruel announces his highly anticipated debut album '4TH WALL' to be released March 3rd via RCA Records.


Through a journey that spanned over the last three years, Ruel’s long-awaited debut album explores his most personal and stellar musical offerings to date.

Today, Ruel releases his new single 'MUST BE NICE' which was written and produced with longtime collaborator M-Phazes along with TMS Production Team and songwriter Sean Douglas. The emotive, piano-driven ballad showcases Ruel’s stunning voice, which glides effortlessly from gritty tenor to airy falsetto.

Speaking on the single, Ruel says,

"’MUST BE NICE’ is the first time I’ve ever released a ballad as a single, and it would have to be one of my favourite tracks on the record. Lyrically it's such an easy song to grasp, essentially, it’s just about a break up. But I wanted to take a step back and try and give it a new perspective. All break ups are difficult in their own way, but when you see the other person getting on with their life, it hits so much harder. I feel like the lyric “fuck it must be nice” captures that perfectly."

At just twenty years old, the performer born Ruel Van Dijk has experienced several careers worth of success. Since debuting in 2017 at the age of fourteen on producer M-Phazes 'Golden Years', Ruel was the youngest artist to appear on the popular live segment 'Like a Version' on renowned Australian youth radio station triple j.

He has since released three EPs, earned five platinum records, and amassed over two billion streams worldwide. As the youngest artist to sell out the Sydney Opera House (twice), he has been hailed by the likes of Elton John, and touring partners Khalid and Shawn Mendes, while being declared by media critics as “the next global pop star in waiting.” His decorated career includes two MTV Europe Music Awards, a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, an ARIA Award, and numerous nominations.

'MUST BE NICE' is out now HERE

Pre-order / save '4TH WALL' HERE


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