British-Australian singer/songwriter and pop prodigy Ruel is back with the second official single from his highly anticipated debut record, “SOMEONE ELSE’S PROBLEM,” out now via RCA Records.
Written and produced alongside longtime collaborator, M-Phazes (Khalid, Sam Fischer & Noah Cyrus) with songwriters John Levine (Bebe Rehxa, Alessia Cara) and Casey Smith (Olivia Rodrigo), the track oscillates between regretful nostalgia and self-empowerment, displaying another side to the songwriter. Driven by gritty, pop-infused production, the hypnotic track sees Ruel effortlessly floating between confessional-style lyricism and soulful croons, as he perfectly captures the all-too-relatable feeling of letting go.
On the inspiration behind the song, Ruel shares, “SOMEONE ELSE’S PROBLEM is about that feeling you get when you realize the benefits that only the end of a relationship can bring. When you look through a different lens at all the time you spent with that special someone and realize you’re way better off without them. I wanted to write something with subject matter that was more lighthearted, kinda funny but still empowering. I really love this song and I hope my fans can relate to it and feel better about themselves after a shitty breakup.”
After surprising his U.S. fans with a secret show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn to commemorate the third anniversary of his critically acclaimed Free Time EP, Ruel is fresh from a run of sold-out pop-up shows in London, Paris, and Berlin in support of the previous single ‘YOU AGAINST YOURSELF.’ He then hits the festival circuit in November where he will headline the international music festival Riverfest, before taking the stage at GudFest in Jakarta.
Earlier this year Ruel kicked off his slate of new music with the intricately crafted pop song, “GROWING UP IS___.” The anthemic single quickly racked up over 45 million + combined streams. It earned him a Best Solo Artist nomination at the 2022 Aria Awards and Best Australian at the European Music Awards (an award he’s won 2 out of the last 3 years). Adding to his existing repertoire of over 2 billion streams worldwide, the influential singer/songwriter has crafted an impressive body of work that includes the multi-platinum singles “Younger,” “Dazed & Confused,” and the Top 10 global smash turned triple-platinum song, “Painkiller.” His already decorated career includes an MTV Europe Music Award, a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, an ARIA Award, and five ARIA Award nominations.