Nate Ruess's Grand Romantic is now available for preorder on vinyl.
Jason Tate on 11/25/15 - 12:27 PM
Nate Ruess released a live EP on Spotify.

Track Listing
1. Nothing Without Love
2. Carry On
3. What This World Is Coming To
4. Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
5. Harsh Light

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Jason Tate on 10/31/15 - 11:16 AM
Nate Ruess is debuting a little mini-movie for Grand Romantic on Apple Music.
Jason Tate on 08/17/15 - 11:49 AM
In an interview with Substream, Nate Ruess has stated that he was disappointed with his lyrics on fun.'s album Some Nights.
I’m proud of Some Nights, but there was stuff that I wanted to do differently. After spending a bunch of time on tour, you listen to other music and your tastes change a little bit, so I wanted to bring some of those things into my next album. For me, I was more disappointed with my lyrics on Some Nights, and wished I could go back and change certain things, so this time around I was very hyper-focused on my lyrics.
Craig Ismaili on 07/29/15 - 11:16 AM
Check out our photos from the July 12th Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party featuring Nate Ruess, the War on Drugs, MSMR, Civil Twilight and John Faye and Those Meddling Kids in the replies.
Staci Altomari on 07/20/15 - 02:37 PM
Hit the replies to watch Nate Ruess' "Hal David Starlight Award" acceptance speech at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Jason Tate on 07/20/15 - 11:11 AM
Nate Ruess performed "AhHa" on Seth Meyers. Video at the link.

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Jason Tate on 07/16/15 - 11:35 AM
Nate Ruess performed his new song "Moment" during the 2015 ESPYs last night. Video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/16/15 - 11:34 AM
Nate Ruess's new video for "Great Big Storm" can be found in the replies. Nate will also be performing at the ESPYs on July 15th.
Jason Tate on 07/14/15 - 12:11 PM
Nate Ruess will be on Late Night With Seth Myers tonight.
Jason Tate on 07/13/15 - 01:04 PM
Nate Ruess's Grand Romantic debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:15 PM
We had the chance to speak with Nate Ruess about his new solo album, Grand Romantic. Check it out here.
Honestly, talking to Absolute Punk right now, the core that was intact when the Format started, I can’t ignore that by any stretch of the imagination. That feels like my home. Those people that have listened since then feel like my family. They’ve kept me up and going at this and they’ve helped me as much as anyone, without a doubt.
Jonathan Bautts on 06/25/15 - 12:09 PM
And all of the monsters got bigger.
ReviewsmewithoutYou - Pale Horses (Blake Solomon)
Staff InterviewsNate Ruess (Jonathan Bautts)
Blake Solomon on 06/25/15 - 08:27 AM
Nate Ruess will be on Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday, June 25th.
Jason Tate on 06/22/15 - 11:32 AM
Steven Hyden, writing for Grantland on "Lead Singer Disease" and the new album from Nate Ruess:
The cliché about solo albums is that they compel an artist to finally indulge his or her unrequited whims. But eclecticism is already baked into Fun.’s music — what’s left for Ruess to show off on Grand Romantic is the depth of his Rolodex. For “Take It Back,” a gently loping prairie blues that culminates in Ruess’s over-eager theater kid vocal histrionics, Jeff Tweedy makes a surprise appearance to lay down an impressively gnarled guitar solo. It’s both stunning and totally incongruous, like seeing Mark Kozelek suddenly pop up in a Maroon 5 video. But Ruess is angling for a seat at a more...
Jason Tate on 06/22/15 - 11:10 AM
Nate Ruess has announced new fall tour dates.

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Jason Tate on 06/22/15 - 10:38 AM
Nate Ruess did an AMA on Reddit.

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Jason Tate on 06/17/15 - 12:26 PM
"Do you want to fall apart? I could if you can try to fix what I've undone, cause I hate what I've become."
Album ReviewsNate Ruess - Grand Romantic (Craig Ismaili)
Craig Ismaili on 06/17/15 - 06:45 AM
The New York Daily News gave Nate Ruess' album zero stars and thinks his vocals could be used to torture people. Um.
But Lambert’s rich timbre and wry character make his grand arcs a joy to hear, while the screech and whine in Ruess’ voice could be adapted by CIA interrogators. Repeated exposure to its aching strain could make even the most hardened terrorist crack.
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 10:39 AM
Nate Ruess has done a track by track commentary of Grand Romantic with Rolling Stone.
We had finished the album, and we decided that we didn't need any interludes. It felt pretentious to do, and it already felt like adding too many tracks. I like to keep albums usually at 10 [songs], and we ended up with 12. Interludes would've brought it up to 14, and it would've felt a little too conceptual. We finished the album without the intro, and "AhHa" didn't feel like it set up the album properly. It was the very last day before we had to turn in the master, and we were up until 5 o'clock in the morning recording in my house and rearranging that intro. It was supposed to be turned in three...
Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:12 AM
Nate Ruess's new video for "AhHa" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:08 AM
Nate Ruess' solo debut is streaming in the U.S. via Rolling Stone.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/09/15 - 08:05 AM
Nate Ruess' new album is streaming ... in Ireland.
Jason Tate on 06/08/15 - 12:42 PM
Nate Ruess' Grand Romantic is now up for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

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
Jason Tate on 06/01/15 - 12:04 PM
Nate Ruess's new song "What This World Is Coming To" is streaming on Stereogum.
Jason Tate on 05/31/15 - 10:08 AM
Nate Ruess wants you to know some of the songs he'll be playing on his solo tour. Hit the replies to see some of the songs.

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Blake Solomon on 05/26/15 - 09:35 AM
Nate Ruess hints at the possibility of a The Format reunion.
We are bound together, musically.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:23 PM
Update #2: Official pre-orders are now up.

Update: I've heard from a reliable source this information is incorrect. The record actually isn't finalized yet (Nate keeps wanting to add more stuff) but an early June release is still probable.

Nate Ruess' new album Grand Romantic was up for pre-order on Amazon for a few hours this morning. It contained a June 23rd release date and the following tracklisting:

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
Jason Tate on 05/11/15 - 11:34 AM
Nate Ruess has posted his new song "Great Big Storm right here.
Jason Tate on 05/10/15 - 01:10 PM
The album cover for Nate Ruess' Grand Romantic is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/08/15 - 12:04 PM
Hit the replies for a Q&A with Nate Ruess by Ryan Seacrest and two acoustic performances.
Jason Tate on 05/05/15 - 03:33 PM
Nate Ruess will be going on a small tour this May and June. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/28/15 - 12:59 PM
Nate Ruess' new song "Ah Ha" is in the replies. Enjoy.
Jason Tate on 04/26/15 - 08:59 PM
Nate Ruess will be releasing "Ah ha" on Monday. The artwork for the single can be found here. Oh, yeah, it was done by Sam Means ... Nate's former bandmate from The Format. This is the song that turned my excitement for this album up to 11, I'm excited to hear other thoughts on it.
Jason Tate on 04/24/15 - 02:13 PM
Hit the replies for Nate Ruess' performances with Brian Wilson & Friends. A few little birdies told me a new song is coming next week.
Jason Tate on 04/22/15 - 01:15 PM
Nate Ruess will release his highly anticipated solo album, Grand Romantic, on June 16th via Fueled By Ramen. You can watch a behind the scenes video from the shoot for "Nothing Without Love" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/06/15 - 08:12 AM
Nate Ruess will be joining The Voice for the knockout rounds as a "special advisor."

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Jason Tate on 03/16/15 - 11:26 AM
Nate Ruess' "Nothing Without Love" has hit Top 40 at hot adult contemporary and alternative radio.
It commanded 462 spins during the March 1-7 tracking week.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:37 AM
Lots of Nate Ruess news over the past few days -- that's what happens when a new act gets rolled out. Anyway, Nate Harold has been announced as Nate's bass player. Also, to try and combine multiple stories into one: According to a press release today, Nate's latest single "contains backing vocals from Swedish muse, Lykke Li, along with guitar riffs from iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer."
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 06:17 PM
Nate Ruess has posted an update on Facebook talking about his new album, and new song, a little more. Full thing is in the replies.
This is probably my favorite song I've ever written. The one I've listened to the most on repeat. And I can't pinpoint what it is about it that makes its so special to me. Which makes me love it even more.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 12:41 PM
If you missed it this weekend, Nate Ruess' video for "Nothing Without Love" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:42 AM
Nate Ruess' new single is now on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 10:53 AM
Nate Ruess' new video has made its way to Tumblr a little early. What do you think?
Jason Tate on 02/21/15 - 08:25 PM
Another day, another teaser from Nate Ruess about his upcoming debut solo single "Nothing Without Love." There's a 15-second clip in the replies, and whereas the first clip featured Ruess' vocals on their own, this one is just instrumentals.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/20/15 - 11:06 AM
The instantly meme-worthy single cover for Nate Ruess' new song can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 01:28 PM
Album Reviews
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