Mtv first: nate ruess “grand romantic” (album premiere)

Just because he’s not making music and touring as the lead singer of fun., doesn’t mean Nate Ruess isn’t utilizing his skills as a singer-songwriter.

Earlier this year, Ruess released the first single off his debut solo album, Grand Romantic, and now he’s ready to give fans a sneak peek of the full album before it hits stores Tuesday, June 16.

Tracks from the album offer the same power vocals and ballads fans are used to hearing from Ruess, but the lyrics come from a more personal place. Ruess told Rolling Stone, “I’m writing and singing these songs about myself. When you work with producers versus bandmates, that line becomes a lot less blurry.”

Check out the full album premiere of Nate Ruess’ Grand Romantics below. Exclusively on MTV.ca and MUCH.com!