Ruel Aiming To Release Debut Album This Year: 'Man, I Really Hope So'

4 February 2020 | 11:12 am | Neil Griffiths

"We're just coming up with cool ideas and I'm excited just to get stuck into it, really."

Ruel @ Laneway Festival, Brisbane. Pic by Bianca Holderness

Ruel @ Laneway Festival, Brisbane. Pic by Bianca Holderness

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Ruel has confirmed he will begin working on his debut album "in a couple of weeks" which he hopes to release this year. 

Appearing on The Green Room with Neil Griffiths podcast backstage at Laneway Festival this past weekend in Brisbane, the Sydney songwriter said he will write the record in Bali and LA with veteran Aussie producer M-Phazes who produced his two EP's, 2019's Free Time and 2018's Ready.

"He's done the past two EPs with me and we really get each other now," Ruel told host Neil Griffiths.

"I feel like we've just developed such a great relationship where we both know exactly what each other want.


"We're just coming up with cool ideas and I'm excited just to get stuck into it, really."

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Following his run on the 2020 Laneway Festival and some overseas festival dates, the 17-year-old will get to work and aim to have the debut effort out by year's end.

"Man, I hope so. I really hope so," he said.

"I've been really trying to, like, make sure this album comes out this year.

"But it all depends. I'm not gonna release it if I don't like it."

Stream the full episode featuring Ruel on Spotify, Apple Podcasts (below) or SoundCloud.