- 26 Jun 20
Rua's complete reimagining of the pop sphere makes for an enchanting debut.
Dublin-based artist Jack Rua has finally dropped his debut album Narcissus - a body of electronic, dance, and glam pop perfection four years of hard work in the making.
Unadulterated dance floor energy seeps through the unapologetically vibrant album, exploring themes of fluid identity, 'queer' love, insecurities and self-exploration.
The influence of artists like Jessie Ware and Christine and the Queens can be seen in Rua's frank and often playful discussion of sexuality, amalgamating the power of dance music with the electricity of lust.
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My debut mini album NARCISSUS is OUT NOW! 🌺🌺🌺 Made over the course of 4 years about my whirlwind coming-of-age experience, this is such a personal album to me but I also want people to be able to dance to it and party. Big thanks go to @prdg.92 and @puregrand who have been there from the beginning of the creation process as well as @darceyout, @loguosmusic, @rouleauxmusic + @prodbymattu for your amazing collaborations, and a big thanks to my best friend and @anatomyofpop cohost @jbrennan87 for helping me conceptualize and providing support. Link is in my bio. Stream it, share it around, enjoy it!
"Made over the course of four years about my whirlwind coming-of-age experience, this is such a personal album to me but I also want people to be able to dance to it and party," Rua wrote to his Instagram followers.
Rua - a graduate of BIMM - is keeping the dancefloor warmed up throughout, and is one of Ireland's most exciting pop acts to emerge over the last number of years.
Amalgamating elements of glam, dance, folk and theatre; Jack has developed his own mark to be made across the pop spectrum.
Heavily influenced by the glamorous, eccentric stylings of David Bowie, Lady Gaga and Prince, Jack is carving a space for himself in the music industry, "one where authenticity and depth can go hand in hand with artificiality and excess".
Listen to the full, eight-track debut from Jack Rua below: