When I was fourteen years old, the only thing I was good at debuting was fresh acne. The same can’t be said for Aussie artist Ruel who drops a proper introduction with the stirring soul-pop track “Don’t Tell Me.”
Produced by Grammy award winning M-Phazes, the cut weaves a charming innocence together with the undeniable soul of a teenager seasoned beyond his years. The young soloist, with vocals grown men should be envious of, manifests a certain matured awareness as he bellows “Don’t tell me I’m not ready” over a subtle piano-led composition.
And what’s even doper? This was written two years ago when he was just twelve. You don’t want to know the hot garbage I was writing at twelve. Stream the impressive debut below, grab a copy for yourself, and keep your eyes out for an EP to follow later this year.