Album Premiere: Nate Ruess 'Grand Romantic'

8 June 2015
Nate Ruess knew he wanted to call his album Grand Romantic long before he finished writingits songs. The singer-songwriter says he’s always been a romantic, even if he’s also alwaysbeen the cynical kind.

Last summer, as he began writing and demoing tracks for his solo debut,his awareness of these dueling qualities was especially pronounced. Ruess was in the earlydays of a new relationship, with all of its anxiety and excitement. Standing in the shower oneday, he started singing the melody and lyric to “Nothing Without Love,” Grand Romantic’slinchpin tune. “At first, when I sang ‘I’m nothing without love,’ I thought, ‘Well, that’s cheesy,’” hesays, with a laugh. “But then I realized it’s actually just a simple but very meaningful phrase.”Ruess says he felt inspired to make “an album that had more falling-in-love songs than falling-out-of-lovesongs, because they don’t exist enough these days.”

Did reading all that put you in the mood for romance? Get an exclusive first listen of Ruess' debut album below now!

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Nate Ruess “Grand Romantic” - Track Listing

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

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