fun. frontman Nate Ruess confirms details of solo debut
Nate Ruess, frontman with New York’s indie-rock darlings fun., has announced details of his debut solo album. Titled Grand Romantic, the disc drops June 15th via the U.S.-based Fueled By Ramen imprint.
A video for first single ‘Nothing Without Love’ has premiered on YouTube; check it out below.
Ruess has been popping up all over the place lately, most recently on Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s new solo disc, No Pier Pressure, arriving today (April 6th). Ruess has also recently collaborated with artists as diverse as Pink (on the song ‘Just Give Me A Reason’) and rapper Eminem’s on his ‘Headlights' track.
Grand Romantic was produced by Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie – whose combined credits include Drake, Kanye West and Lana Del Rey – and features guest spots by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and Swedish singer Lykke Li, both of whom appear on ‘Nothing Without Love.’ Wilco mainman Jeff Tweedy also guests on a track called ‘Take It Back.’
Earlier this year, fun. announced on its Facebook page that the members – Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff – were taking some time off to pursue other projects. The trio’s most recent release is 2012’s critically acclaimed Some Nights.