Nate Ruess Gives Us “Nothing without Love”


After dropping two teasers in the past two weeks for his first solo song, “Nothing Without Love,” fun. frontman Nate Ruess has now released the full track, like promised last week.

Alongside the music video, the singer also posted an update about the song.

In the post which can be read in full below, he gives the reader some “intel” about the song including that the idea for the song came while he was in the shower and that he was stuck in a water tank (that was used to film scenes from the Titanic) for four hours to make the video.

Check out the music video/full song below as well as Ruess’ note to fans.

“Hello there. It’s been awhile. Quite awhile. I figured I’d happily take a quick break from recording (warmly, might I add) my very first album and give you a little intel on the song that you’re hopefully about to listen to (and maybe even watch!).

Here are the facts:

– The song is called “Nothing Without Love.”

– A lot of times songs come to me in the middle of the night while I’m sleeping, or while I’m driving. This one showed up in the shower.

– It was recorded with Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie (both worked on the album Some Nights as well as “Just Give Me A Reason” and “Headlights”).

– A lot of it was made in a house that we rented that wasn’t supposed to be a recording studio, but we turned it into one anyways.

– I remember taking a trip upstate to finish the lyrics, and returning thinking that I’d finally been able to say everything I’d ever been feeling in that moment, and it’s applied to my life in so many different ways ever since.

– This is probably my favorite song I’ve ever written. The one I’ve listened to the most on repeat. And I can’t pinpoint what it is about it that makes its so special to me. Which makes me love it even more.

Enough rambling. I’m dying for you to hear – and I should probably get back to work.

Thank you for your patience and putting up with me. I love what I do. And I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t for you guys. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do. See you very soon.
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P.S. Last fact: That water tank I was in was where they shot the last scene in “Titanic”. It was freezing, and after 4 hours in there, I too was about to sink.”

Nate Ruess Releases Second New Song Teaser

Nate Ruess did not do a good job of keeping fun. fans at bay when the rumors began, once again, that the band had disbanded. Billboard further fueled the rumors when they claimed that “sources” close to the band had said egos were causing a riff among the trio.

But while no solid confirmation has been given about the status of the group, we knew for a fact that Ruess would be going on his own (like guitarist Jack Antonoff) with some new music.

Last week, the signer released a teaser of his first solo song, a track titled “Nothing without Love,” which Ruess confirmed, in a recent interview, to be about his current girlfriend.

Unlike last week’s track, the new 15-second teaser of “Nothing without Love” is all instrumentals while last week’s release was Ruess’ isolated vocals.

Check out both teasers below. The full song will premiere on Monday, Feb. 23.