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What do you think about Ruel?

Elton John thinks he's peachy keen.

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by Anonymousreply 37Last Sunday at 2:16 PM

Elton Speaks!

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by Anonymousreply 211/01/2020

Dream collaborators: Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator.

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by Anonymousreply 411/01/2020

Backstage, playing with Shawn Mendes.

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by Anonymousreply 511/01/2020

Duet with out artist Omar Apollo.

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by Anonymousreply 811/05/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 911/05/2020

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 1011/05/2020

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 1111/05/2020

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 1211/05/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 1311/05/2020

Ruel and his siblings harmonize.

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by Anonymousreply 1411/05/2020

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

Cancel R10!!!!1111!!!

by Anonymousreply 1511/05/2020

Dedicated to R15.

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by Anonymousreply 1611/05/2020

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

If you listen to two EPs consecutively...

by Anonymousreply 1711/05/2020

I love Ruel McClanahan!

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by Anonymousreply 1811/05/2020

He curses in that very Antipodean way.

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by Anonymousreply 1911/12/2020

Is that necklace shell or pearl?

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by Anonymousreply 2011/17/2020

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 21Last Wednesday at 5:01 AM

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 22Last Wednesday at 5:07 AM

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

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by Anonymousreply 23Last Friday at 5:26 PM

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 24Last Sunday at 11:48 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 25Last Sunday at 11:56 AM

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 26Last Sunday at 12:19 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 27Last Sunday at 12:27 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 28Last Sunday at 12:40 PM

The second track from that session.

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by Anonymousreply 29Last Sunday at 12:43 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 30Last Sunday at 12:44 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 31Last Sunday at 12:52 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 32Last Sunday at 1:08 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 33Last Sunday at 1:11 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 34Last Sunday at 1:22 PM

Olivia, the Bee Gees and Ruel are all Brits.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Sunday at 1:23 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 36Last Sunday at 1:27 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 37Last Sunday at 2:16 PM
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