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What do you think about Ruel?

Elton John thinks he's peachy keen.

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by Anonymousreply 80June 23, 2022 5:00 AM

Elton Speaks!

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by Anonymousreply 1November 1, 2020 5:44 PM


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by Anonymousreply 2November 1, 2020 5:45 PM

Dream collaborators: Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator.

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by Anonymousreply 3November 1, 2020 5:46 PM


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by Anonymousreply 4November 1, 2020 5:48 PM

Backstage, playing with Shawn Mendes.

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by Anonymousreply 5November 1, 2020 5:52 PM

Duet with out artist Omar Apollo.

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by Anonymousreply 6November 1, 2020 5:56 PM


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by Anonymousreply 7November 5, 2020 8:25 PM


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by Anonymousreply 8November 5, 2020 8:25 PM

Elton likes that.... voice??? Hard to believe. The dude can't sing. Sounds like he's squeezing out turds.

by Anonymousreply 9November 5, 2020 8:53 PM

I'm not saying this to be rude, but does he have a major speech impediment? He sounds like me when I imitate a retard.

by Anonymousreply 10November 5, 2020 8:58 PM

He sounds better in this jazzy vein, rather than the more pushed vocal style on which he tends to lean.

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by Anonymousreply 11November 5, 2020 9:04 PM

I really like his music. First heard him when he opened for Shawn Mendes last year. Just wish he would release a full album rather than just EPs.

by Anonymousreply 12November 5, 2020 9:05 PM

I don't hear anything odd about his speaking voice.

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by Anonymousreply 13November 5, 2020 9:07 PM

Ruel and his siblings harmonize.

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by Anonymousreply 14November 5, 2020 9:11 PM

[quote] He sounds like me when I imitate a retard

Cancel R10!!!!1111!!!

by Anonymousreply 15November 5, 2020 9:16 PM

Dedicated to R15.

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by Anonymousreply 16November 5, 2020 10:27 PM

[Quote] Just wish he would release a full album rather than just EPs.

If you listen to two EPs consecutively...

by Anonymousreply 17November 5, 2020 10:29 PM

I love Ruel McClanahan!

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by Anonymousreply 18November 5, 2020 11:13 PM

He curses in that very Antipodean way.

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by Anonymousreply 19November 13, 2020 4:35 AM

Is that necklace shell or pearl?

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by Anonymousreply 20November 17, 2020 6:52 PM

Appears to have some talent. He's still young, so he has potential to grow and find his own sound. Like most young musicians he has to be a social media influencer first and foremost in order to keep in the spotlight. Of course some publication like Rolling Stone will hype him up as the greatest new artist and he'll be big for like a year and then vanish after. Just like what they did with Lizzo and Billie Eilish.

by Anonymousreply 21November 18, 2020 2:01 PM

But since he's Australian, The UK will support him just like they have with Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue, INXS, Darren Hayes, Sam Sparro and Dannii Minogue,

by Anonymousreply 22November 18, 2020 2:07 PM

Who is the cutie that pops into frame at 0:38?

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by Anonymousreply 23November 21, 2020 2:26 AM

As long as the media doesn't hype him up like they did with Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Lizzo and company then he will be tolerable and hopefully grow as an artist and continue his musical studies. He's not talented enough like Lorde or Frank Ocean who deserve their attention.

by Anonymousreply 24November 22, 2020 8:48 PM

Sounds autotuned, and of course that's a mark of musicianship in 2020. Elton's opinion is quite irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 25November 22, 2020 8:56 PM

All studio recordings have autotune applied. It's par for the course, even if no pitch correction is necessary.

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by Anonymousreply 26November 22, 2020 9:19 PM

He has a pleasant voice with power behind it but his style of singing is very generic. Most of the alternative R&B singers sound the same to me.

by Anonymousreply 27November 22, 2020 9:27 PM

He first got attention aged 14. His voice was certainly quite developed for his age.

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by Anonymousreply 28November 22, 2020 9:40 PM

The second track from that session.

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by Anonymousreply 29November 22, 2020 9:43 PM

R28 He just went through puberty which developed his voice to be deeper but he didn't develop it to sound distinctive or unique to him. His vocal style doesn't stick out compared to others of the alternative R&B genre (like Frank Ocean, Lorde, SZA, Jhene Aiko) except perhaps the fact he actually can sing very well. He sounds like a generic alt-R&B singer not like "Ruel" yet.

by Anonymousreply 30November 22, 2020 9:44 PM

Isn't Frank more lauded for his production choices than anything else? His voice is rather on the thin side.

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by Anonymousreply 31November 22, 2020 9:52 PM

I was talking about Ruel's style of singing and music. I'm not denying Ruel's vocal chops but he needs to find his own damn style too. His music sounds derivative of other R&B artists and it does not leave much of an impression. Also his fashion sense is that 60s/70s retro kitsch that Harry Styles has been doing and he has Nick Carter's 90s hairstyle. He's still a teenager and has plenty of time to find myself and his identity though. He's Australian, so he's nice and has a sense of humor which is very refreshing.

by Anonymousreply 32November 22, 2020 10:08 PM

He seems to have given up on having a hairstyle during COVID.

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by Anonymousreply 33November 22, 2020 10:11 PM

I wish Australia produced more Nick Caves, INXS and AC/DC and Kylie Minogues. I like Sam Sparro and Lorde (though she's New Zealander) and some of Olivia Newton-John. I guess The Bee Gees count as semi-Aussie because they got famous in Australia first.

by Anonymousreply 34November 22, 2020 10:22 PM

Olivia, the Bee Gees and Ruel are all Brits.

by Anonymousreply 35November 22, 2020 10:23 PM

R35 The Bee Gees are definitely British but lived in Australia for a while and their early success was tied to Australia. Later on they became pretty American. Ruel and ONJ moved to Australia when young and were raised in Australia. So I would consider all three British-Australian and bicultural

by Anonymousreply 36November 22, 2020 10:27 PM

He has talent for sure. But needs to work on his music production and finding his identity. He reminds me a lot of Ryan Beatty and Greyson Chance with his white boy R&B voice. I found out about him from Gallant and Khalid who collabed with him. He isn't huge or mainstream yet which is very good. A lot of young artists get hyped by the media machine and do not mature or improve themselves because they start believing their own hype. It's a shame because artists NEED constructive criticism to grow and improve. By shilling out praises all the time you stifle their creativity.

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by Anonymousreply 37November 22, 2020 11:16 PM

ROLE MODEL is another cute twink with that 90s haircut making R&B type of music like Ruel. Aaron Maine of Porches, Greyson Chance, and Gus Dapperton all have that same 90s haircut. Timothee Chalamet also is a big teen idol with that hairstyle. I guess TikTok has been influencing the fashion world.

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by Anonymousreply 38November 24, 2020 9:19 AM

These Alt R&B boys all run in the same circles. Omar flirts with Role Model at 15:00.

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by Anonymousreply 39November 24, 2020 9:41 AM

That's probably because LA displaced NY as the music industry center and many of alt-R&B acts took heavy influence from LA-based Odd Future.

by Anonymousreply 40November 24, 2020 9:53 AM

Feelin' cute. Might delete later.

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by Anonymousreply 41November 27, 2020 5:25 AM


[Quote] Ooooooooh, my favorite Spanish word is "papi"

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by Anonymousreply 42November 29, 2020 9:34 AM

Serving windswept Princess Diana.

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by Anonymousreply 43December 1, 2020 11:59 AM

So, will we have the Ruel Summer next year?

by Anonymousreply 44December 1, 2020 12:02 PM

Another winter in a summer town.

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by Anonymousreply 45December 1, 2020 12:19 PM

White guy who sounds like a black guy.

Remember Rick Astley?

by Anonymousreply 46December 1, 2020 1:12 PM

Evan Peters or River Phoenix?

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by Anonymousreply 47December 17, 2020 6:41 PM

Unplanned, totally organic.

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by Anonymousreply 48December 17, 2020 6:41 PM

Cautious Clay's singing is soothing, so unaffected.

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by Anonymousreply 49December 17, 2020 6:42 PM

A work in progress. Something a little different for him.

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by Anonymousreply 50February 12, 2021 3:15 PM

R6 I’m a huge Omar Apollo fan. It’s funny you said he’s out. Might as well be, but I don’t think he’s officially out.

by Anonymousreply 51February 12, 2021 4:39 PM

Have you not heard Omar's latest EP?

by Anonymousreply 52February 12, 2021 7:55 PM

R52 yes about a billion times lol. He’s been writing love songs about boys forever but you’re right the Apolonio is pretty explicitly gay. The only reason i say he’s not out is because the LATimes asked him pretty outright and he gave the answer of not wanting to be categorized or something silly. He’s also prettY much come out on Twitter but then deleted. Annoying, but whatever, I still love him. This is one of his first songs and not available for streaming.

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by Anonymousreply 53February 12, 2021 11:31 PM

Cute, nice voice, but I don't like the songs he's singing and thr way he sings them. That's not his fault I guess as this trendy style of singing and songs are over the place.

by Anonymousreply 54February 13, 2021 6:00 AM

I prefer orridge.

by Anonymousreply 55February 20, 2021 3:38 AM

He's fortunate to emerge in this era. If he'd come up in the pre streaming era, there record company would have banged out an album when he was 14, and if successful, one at 15 and then one at 16. He'd probably be cut loose afterwards. I guess he's fortunate that his father is a media analyst.

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by Anonymousreply 56February 20, 2021 3:51 AM

*the record company

by Anonymousreply 57February 20, 2021 3:51 AM

Is he wearing the garment or is the garment wearing him?

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by Anonymousreply 58March 4, 2021 2:31 AM

He is 18 so DL should be over him any day now...By the way, NOT a great singer.

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by Anonymousreply 59March 4, 2021 2:40 AM

He's solid when he doesn't push.

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by Anonymousreply 60March 4, 2021 2:44 AM

Is he attempting the Bend and Snap?

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by Anonymousreply 61March 15, 2021 7:58 AM

Guesting with Billy Davis. No sign of Marilyn McCoo, sadly.

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by Anonymousreply 62March 16, 2021 10:30 AM

Harry Styles has a lot to answer for...

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by Anonymousreply 63April 4, 2021 1:33 AM

His voice is way better than Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Harry Styles. He isn't amazing but he sounds pleasant

by Anonymousreply 64April 5, 2021 3:57 PM

Can't say I've ever heard of him but he's cute.

by Anonymousreply 65April 5, 2021 4:12 PM

Same guy as at r23, I think.

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by Anonymousreply 66June 16, 2021 6:54 AM


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by Anonymousreply 67June 16, 2021 6:56 AM

Male whispercoo vocal fry emo twee

by Anonymousreply 68June 16, 2021 7:29 AM

Whisper? Gurl plea'.

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by Anonymousreply 69June 16, 2021 7:59 AM

[Quote] I’m a huge Omar Apollo fan. It’s funny you said he’s out. Might as well be, but I don’t think he’s officially out.

Well, he's now said that Taylor Lautner was his first celebrity crush.

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by Anonymousreply 70July 9, 2021 2:04 AM

Plus, Omar has joined Lil Nas X and Troye Sivan in donning hoochie wear.

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by Anonymousreply 71July 9, 2021 2:05 AM


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by Anonymousreply 72November 6, 2021 2:22 PM

Lead single from the long awaited debut album.

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by Anonymousreply 73December 10, 2021 10:56 AM

And to think this twee boy is from the same country that brought us the power and ferocity of Daniel Johns’ vocals.

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by Anonymousreply 74December 10, 2021 12:04 PM

Is Daniel Johns still hanging around sex clubs on a Tuesday afternoon?

by Anonymousreply 75December 10, 2021 12:23 PM

Not commercial enough?

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by Anonymousreply 76March 13, 2022 12:39 PM

is it too late to offer his mother an abortion?

by Anonymousreply 77March 13, 2022 12:50 PM

Vocal Fry galore at OP’s vid!

by Anonymousreply 78March 13, 2022 1:09 PM


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by Anonymousreply 79June 23, 2022 4:57 AM

He's okay. I prefer Hozier. These screechy-voiced twinks like Ruel, Shawn Mendes and Conan Grey are getting so tired. I need a real man's voice.

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