21 year old Nick Ruffalo, better known as Ruff, has been breezing through career milestones at break-neck speed with a string of globally adored releases behind him. Following the March-release of his hit single ‘Reasons’ alongside American Idol finalist Robbie Rosen and Mercedes, the New Jersey native reimagines the cut as a stripped-back ballad with his highly anticipated acoustic version – out now via The Dawg House.
The track’s narrative paints a picture of a struggling relationship coming to an end; a relatable love story for fans all over the world. The once buoyant love anthem with its fiery uptempo motive and crisp percussive elements has now been stripped down to its balladic foundations, replacing electronica with flawless instrumentation. Robbie Rosen and Mercedes’ heartfelt vocal lines bounce off of one another, offering the lyrical story of both perspectives. The single’s new mellowed makeover presents the track in a new light and with an abundance of cinematic charm, showcasing the production talents of a versatile artist with untethered creative scope.
“I wanted to show an untapped side of my production where I can let the true, organic side of myself reign free through this version of Reasons” – Ruff
Ruff kicked off his catalogue in July 2020 with ‘Self Sabotage‘ alongside MIKEY C & Lila McKenna, which proved to be a hugely successful debut, achieving well over 300,000 streams on Spotify alone and staunch support from the likes of Will Sparks. The track was quickly followed by ‘Without It’; Ruff’s first collaborative effort with Robbie Rosen. In addition to ‘Reasons’, 2021 saw the release of an energetic dance flip of the Justin Bieber classic ‘Love Yourself’, which gained support from industry titan R3HAB; testament to the rising star’s studio prowess. Drawing inspiration from the likes of The Chainsmokers, Lost Kings , Gryffin, NOTD, & Martin Garrix, Ruff possesses an innate talent for radio-ready cuts, with his growing discography having already attracted over 50,000 monthly Spotify listeners and 2.5 million combined streams since his 2020 debut. Effortlessly combining the uplifting sensibilities of electronic music with his unique flair of emotive pop, Ruff’s ever-evolving orchestral dance-pop crossover sound has already touched fans around the world, setting him in perfect stead to cultivate an adoring global fanbase.