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Breaking The Fourth Wall: Ruel

Writing by Sara Regan // photographs by Michelle Grace Hunder

As the pandemic disrupted the music industry, singer-songwriter Ruel was hitting his stride. After a slew of strong EP offerings, Ruel has announced his debut album 4th Wall – out March 3rd with an accompanying headline tour kicking off in April.

A long time coming, the London-born Sydneysider began stealing hearts with his unique voice at the age of 16. Since the 2018 release of ‘Ready’, Ruel’s ‘Free Time’ and ‘Bright Lights, Red Eyes’ have highlighted his uncanny ability to articulate the complexities of adolescence. Some of Ramona’s favourite tracks showcase different facets of his artistry. While ‘Growing Up Is ___’ dives deep into the relatable hardship of your teenage years, latest single ‘Must Be Nice’ is a heartbreaking memoir of unrequited feelings and a disparate reaction to a breakup.

Listen to Ruel on Ramona’s Weekly Playlist on Spotify below

Somewhat inspired by the Truman Show, 4th Wall aims to express his experiences growing up  in the limbo between global success and traversing a normal life. Now at the age of 20, Ruel’s Australian tour features his first solo arena show in Sydney. Including 5 of his iconic singles, the 14 track album has fans excited for a rollercoaster of emotions.

Make sure you visit one of his shows below:

  • Brisbane – Friday 14th April
  • Adelaide – Saturday 15th April
  • Melbourne – Friday 21st April
  • Fremantle – Saturday 22nd April
  • Sydney – Friday 28th April
  • Auckland – Saturday 6th May 2023
  • Wellington – Saturday 7th May 2023

Info for onsite times and tickets are here.

Sara Regan

Sara Regan is a Creative Director, Stylist and Photographer completing her Bachelor of Design at Whitehouse Institute of Design. The 19-year-old creative has always had a love for fashion styling, music and photography hence her projects across all fields. Going from gig-to-gig, the up-and-coming creative continues to immerse herself in new challenges to push her creative skills. Check out her work @elytssara on instagram.

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