Nate Ruess. Best known to Australians as the vocalist of US outfit Fun. (who had No.1 hits earlier this decade with ‘We Are Young’ and ‘Some Nights’) and his No.1 hit with P!nk, ‘Just Give Me A Reason’, is back with a new single.
Though his debut solo record, ‘Grand Romantic’ landed at No.7 on the US albums chart on its release last month, it fared less well here in Australia, debuting at No.61 before quickly dropping from the countdown.
Which is a shame, because it’s clear that Nate possesses a canny ability to write a cracking good pop song.
This one, for instance, has the pop hook we all crave, a marching beat along with a big brass band that’s clearly got everyone in the neighbourhood excited… if the clip’s any indication.