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After 1.6 million albums sold from Some Nights, Fun. frontman Nate Ruess is going solo with his upcoming album Grand Romantic.

The album was solely produced by the legendary Jeff Bhasker, who also produced “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae. We attended an exclusive album listening party at the iconic Electric Lady Studios in NYC’s Greenwich Village. The studio was decorated with candles and bouquets of fresh flowers creating an intimate setting, and of course there was champagne.

Ruess thanked his label Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic records for their support and for not “killing him” for wanting to do something different. He started to talk about the album, but quickly stopped to say “I’m better when I’m singing” and then did just that by performing a few acoustic songs with Josh Klinghoffer (current guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers).

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Six songs from the album were played starting with “AhHa” and including “Great Big Storm” and “Nothing Without Love” which was released earlier this year. Grand Romantic is due out June 16 and it promises to be a great album. You can listen to the full stream here.

1. Grand Romantic (intro)

2. AhHa

3. Nothing Without Love

4. Take It Back

5. You Light My Fire

6. What This World Is Coming To (feat. Beck)

7. Great Big Storm

8. Moment

9. It Only Gets Much Worse

10. Grand Romantic

11. Harsh Light

12. Brightside

 

Tour Dates
June 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall – SOLD OUT
June 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom – SOLD OUT
July 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Basilica Block Party
July 11 – Denver, CO @ 93.3 KTCL’s Big Gig
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Radio 104.5 WRFF Summer Block Party Series
Aug 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival