Dazed & Confused (Ruel song)

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"Dazed & Confused"
Dazed & Confused by Ruel.jpg
Single by Ruel
from the album Ready
Released27 April 2018 (2018-04-27)
FormatDigital download, streaming
Length3:09
LabelRCA, Sony Music Australia
Songwriter(s)Ruel
Producer(s)M-Phazes
Ruel singles chronology
"Human"
(2017)
"Dazed & Confused"
(2018)
"Younger"
(2018)
Music video
"Dazed & Confused" on YouTube

"Dazed & Confused" is a song recorded by Australian singer-songwriter Ruel and produced by M-Phazes. The song was released on 27 April 2018 as the second single from Ruel's debut extended play, Ready (2018).

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2018, "Dazed & Confused" won the ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Upon release, Ruel said: "I wrote "Dazed & Confused" in the front room of my Airbnb in Los Angeles last November and the song has come so far with the help of my good friend and collaborator M-Phazes, who also produced my upcoming EP. The song started with some simple, light-hearted piano chords and has since become the toughest track on the EP."[3][4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Grey Ghost and released on 30 May 2018.[5]

Reception[edit]

Broadway World draw comparisons to Justin Bieber's Purpose "most mature and earworm-ready hits", adding ""Dazed & Confused" stands apart by drawing on blues and R&B for added depth."[6]

Track listing[edit]

One-track single

  1. "Dazed & Confused" – 3:09

One-track single

  1. "Dazed & Confused" (acoustic version featuring Ezinma) – 3:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 53
Australian Artists (ARIA)[8] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Version
Australia 27 April 2018[10] Digital download, streaming RCA, Sony Music Australia Original version
Australia 12 October 2018[11] Digital download, streaming RCA, Sony Music Australia Acoustic version

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 ARIA AWARDS The Nominees". auspOp. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 ARIA AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED". ARIA. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ "RUEL Debuts New Song 'DAZED & CONFUSED'". Amnplify. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Dazed & Confused For Ruel". auspOp. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Ruel - Dazed & Confused (Official Video)". 30 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Ruel Releases Highly Anticipated Debut EP READY Today". Broadway World. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  7. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #477". auspOp. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  8. ^ "ARIA Australian Artist Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  10. ^ "Dazed & Confused – Single by Ruel". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Dazed & Confused (acoustic) featuring Ezinma – Single by Ruel". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved 12 October 2018.