With Fun. being inactive at the moment, Nate Ruess has been working hard on Grand Romantic. The album will not disappoint any fans of Ruess’ previous work as the album is filled with his introspective and often heart-breaking lyrics and signature sound. The album starts off in a similar fashion that Some Nights did with an intro/teaser titled after the album.
After the intro, “AhHa” also makes references to Ruess’ previous work by sampling “Some Nights” before the choruses. While the rough laughter may be my least favorite part of the album, it is craftily used after the softest part of the song and brings it to an abrupt halt. As the song stops, so does the energy as the next song, “Nothing Without Love” starts off with vocals accompanied only by a piano with lyrics that hit hard.