Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer Ruel released a remix of his critically acclaimed track “Painkiller” today, featuring one of hip-hop’s most prolific genre-pushing stars, Denzel Curry.
Ruel has quickly carved out his own distinct place in the cultural landscape since breakout platinum single “Dazed & Confused,” which earned him a 2018 ARIA title as Best Breakthrough Artist and over 110 million global streams alongside fellow favourite, the double-platinum (AUS) “Younger.” His second EP FREE TIME now has over 250 million global streams, led by its three singles “Painkiller”, “Real Thing” and “Face To Face”.
“Painkiller” has achieved double platinum status (AUS), and ranked #23 in the world’s largest international music poll triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2019, as well as its Hottest 100 of the Decade. Ruel also recently became one of only 10 secular Australian artists to surpass the 1 Million Subscribers club on YouTube, joining a stellar list of international superstars.
“Painkiller featuring Denzel Curry” will be accompanied by a complete remix pack featuring three further remixes by Mr. Carmack, Taka Perry and Young Franco set for release Friday, June 5th.
Inspired by Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake, Ruel first began playing guitar and writing his own material at the age of eight. The musical prodigy has received praise from the likes of Khalid, SG Lewis, Zane Lowe and Elton John, has become the youngest male to TWICE sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House, and has sold out headlining shows across Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.
EP Track Listing:
1. Painkiller ft. Denzel Curry
2. Painkiller ft. Denzel Curry (Mr. Carmack Remix)
3. Painkiller ft. Denzel Curry (Taka Perry Remix)
4. Painkiller ft. Denzel Curry (Young Franco Remix)