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).
1. Grand Romantic (intro)
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
9. It Only Gets Much Worse
10. Grand Romantic
11. Harsh Light
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