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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
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's Grand Romantic debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:15 PM
Nate Ruess has announced new fall tour dates.

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Jason Tate on 06/22/15 - 10:38 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 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 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' "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
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
Hit the replies for a teaser from Nate Ruess for "Nothing Without Love."
Jason Tate on 02/18/15 - 11:30 AM
Andrew Dost of Fun. has remixed "Never Let Me Go" by Michael Bermudez. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/16/15 - 01:15 PM
Nate Ruess from Fun. talks with Rolling Stone. Album due in the Summer.
And based on the new songs he played for Rolling Stone, he's realized that ambition isn't a bad thing. His still-untitled solo album (tentatively due out this summer) is brimming both with stadium-sized anthems – "Nothing Without Love," which he says will be the first single, is a worthy successor to "We Are Young's" stomp and scope, and "Great Big Storm" follows the same ELO-illuminated path as Some Nights' "Why Am I the One" – and quiet ruminations like "Take It Back," a somber ballad punctuated by a guitar solo courtesy of Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
Jason Tate on 02/06/15 - 11:21 AM
Fun. have posted an update about their future.
A lot of you have been asking us for an update on when to expect new music from fun. As you know, we like to give you guys news and updates when they are ready, but there has been a lot of recent chatter and we hear you and wanted to speak to you directly to explain a few things.
so here goes-
first and foremost to answer the question that has been raised most often: fun is not breaking up.
fun was founded by the 3 of us at a time when we were coming out of our own bands. one thing that has always been so special about fun is that we exist as 3 individuals in music who come together to do something collaborative. we make fun records when...
Jason Tate on 02/04/15 - 09:24 PM
AllAccessMusic reported that parts of an early edit of Nate Ruess' (fun., The Format) new single called "Nothing Without Love" premiered at the iHeart Music Summit this week. That specific line in the story has since been deleted.
Jason Tate on 01/23/15 - 08:04 PM
An artist agency recently tweeted out a congratulations to two of their actors for booking a job on the Nate Ruess music video. Some on Twitter are speculating it's for a solo album, but my first guess was the Brian Wilson collaboration.

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Jason Tate on 01/10/15 - 10:55 PM
Nate Ruess of Fun. did a four-song set with Brian Wilson on Friday night, including a song, "Saturday Night on Hollywood Boulevard," that will appear on Brian's upcoming album. He also sung "Hold On Dear Brother," "Darlin'," and "God Only Knows." The show will air on PBS next year but you can hit the replies for a stream.
Jason Tate on 12/15/14 - 02:33 PM
Nate Harold and Emily Moore of Fun. have started making music together -- they've posted some songs up on SoundCloud.
Jason Tate on 11/06/14 - 12:05 PM
Fun.'s Aim & Ignite turned five today and they're giving it away for free download the next five days on Noise Trade.

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Jason Tate on 08/25/14 - 04:09 PM
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