Ruelle (singer)

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Birth nameMargaret Eckford
Born (1985-11-21) November 21, 1985 (age 34)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Years active2010–present
LabelsRuelle Music
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Years active2014
Subscribers388 thousand
Total views89.9 million
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Updated: July 19, 2020

Maggie Eckford or Margaret Eckford (born November 21, 1985), better known by her stage name Ruelle, is an American electropop singer-songwriter.[1] Her music has been used on television series such as the opening theme songs of Dynasties ("Game of Survival"), Shadowhunters ("This Is the Hunt"),[2][3][4] and The Shannara Chronicles ("Until We Go Down").[5][6][7][8]

Early life and education[edit]

Born the middle child of three sisters, Eckford grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and attended a private Christian high school. She attended music school in Sydney, Australia. Ruelle is now based in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] She adopted the French word "Ruelle" as her stage name because she liked how it gave off a sense of darkness and mystery, and how it has multiple meanings, including "chamber".


Though Nashville is known for country music and rock-and-roll, Ruelle's first two albums, For What It's Worth (2010) and Show and Tell (2012), released under her birth name Maggie Eckford were indie pop.[1][2] She then adopted the stage name Ruelle to represent her musical career, and moved towards electronic pop with EPs Up in Flames (2015), Madness (2016), and Rival (2017).[1][2]

Ruelle's first television placement was a song in a Japanese iPad commercial. Alongside the theme songs for Shadowhunters and The Shannara Chronicles, her songs have also been featured in numerous prime time television series, including Arrow, Inhumans, Dancing with the Stars, The Challenge XXX: Dirty 30, Cloak & Dagger, Eyewitness, Famous in Love, Grey's Anatomy, Guilt, How to Get Away with Murder, The Leftovers, Midnight, Texas, The Originals, Pretty Little Liars, Quantico, Reckless, Reign, Revenge, Riverdale, Scream, Sleepy Hollow, So You Think You Can Dance, Teen Wolf, Titans, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Wynonna Earp, Doom Patrol (TV series) and The Village.[1][2][9]

She featured in both the trailer and the soundtrack for The Loft as well as trailers for Bad Moms,[10] Before I Fall, Free State of Jones,[10] and Keeping up with the Joneses.[10] Her song Game of Survival featured in the 13 Reasons Why trailer, the Gears 5 trailer and the trailer for David Attenborough's BBC Earth series Dynasties.[11] Madness is in Siren, and The Looming Tower trailer features the song Rivals.

In July 2018, the released trailer for the upcoming series Titans by DC Universe features three of her songs such as Madness, Monsters' and Revolution. She also released the song Take it All, used in a trailer for the British soap Emmerdale.

The song Slip Away was featured in an episode of Midnight, Texas season 2.

Ruelle has collaborated with electronic music producer Ki:Theory, providing the vocals on his song Bringing Me Down.

Ruelle's best-performing song on the Billboard charts was I Get to Love You, which reached #15 on the Spotify's Viral 50 on March 5, 2016.[12]

Ruelle also provided vocals to the song 10 Feet Down by NF, part of the album Perception which hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart in 2017.

In January 2019, Wake Up World a collab track between Unsecret and Ruelle, was used for the first teaser of the STARZ exclusive limited series The Spanish Princess.

Ruelle decided to split up her new album into two EPs as she felt that 10 songs at once can feel like a lot to digest. She wanted listeners to be able to give them all the attention they deserve. Earth Glow was released on Wednesday 7 August 2019 with 5 songs and then another EP soon after with another 5 songs. Her favorite song from the EP is the 4th song Like You Mean It because it is about her husband. Fleurie, a fellow artist and close friend, wrote Like You Mean It with Ruelle, alongside mutual friend Jeremy Lutito who also co-produced the EP. The second EP was released on the 22 November 2019 and is titled "Exodus". Fear of Letting Go (a popular one since it was already heard in Life Sentence) is on the second EP.

Ruelle has also been collaborating with some friends since 2018 on the side project Club Yoko. Their song I AM was in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 commercials.[13]

Ruelle's single 'Good Day for Dreaming' was featured in Apple's iPhone 12 lineup launch event in October 2020.


As Maggie Eckford[edit]


For What It's Worth

  1. Couldn't I See
  2. Over and Over
  3. Asleep
  4. Don't Ask Me
  5. My Own Way Down
  6. For What It's Worth
  7. Unexpected
  8. You'll Still Be Mine
  9. Raindrops

Show and Tell

  1. Come and Go
  2. The Pirate and the Mermaid
  3. Show and Tell
  4. What If
  5. Leave
  6. Too Far Gone
  7. Two Worlds
  8. What Are We Waiting For
  9. Something for Me
  10. Lullaby
  11. rival


  • Golden
  • Christmas Like We Do
  • Tell Me How to Feel
  • Let the Light Back In (2015)
  • Everything Is Lost (2015)
  • Love Changes Everything (2020)

As Ruelle[edit]


Ode to Shadows (2019)

  1. Monsters
  2. War of Hearts
  3. Invincible
  4. The Other Side
  5. Bad Dream
  6. Where We Come Alive
  7. Carry You (feat. Fleurie)
  8. Where Do We Go from Here
  9. Recover
  10. Storm
  11. I Get to Love You
  12. Hold Your Breath
  13. Fire meets Fate


Up In Flames (2015)

  1. Up in Flames
  2. Fear on Fire
  3. Big Guns
  4. Oh My My
  5. War of Hearts
  6. Until We Go Down

Madness (2016)

  1. Madness
  2. Bad Dream
  3. Where Do We Go from Here
  4. Live Like Legends
  5. Daydream
  6. Game of Survival
  7. Closing In

Rival (2017)

  1. Dead of Night
  2. Secrets and Lies
  3. Recover
  4. Find You
  5. Rival
  6. The Other Side

Emerge (2018)

  1. Emerge Part I
  2. Emerge Part II
  3. Genesis
  4. Come Fly With Me
  5. Empires
  6. Hold Your Breath
  7. Waves of Gray

Earth Glow (2019)

  1. Can't Stand Still
  2. Earth Glow
  3. What Dreams Are Made Of
  4. Like You Mean It
  5. Take It Out On You

Exodus (2019)

  1. What Are We Waiting For
  2. Exodus
  3. Skin and Bones
  4. The Fear of Letting Go
  5. Ten Years


  • Take It All (2015)
  • Deep End (2015)
  • Monsters (2015)
  • I Get to Love You (2016)
  • Storm (2016)
  • Until We Go Down (Listenbee Remix)
  • Gotta Love It (2016)
  • Monsters (Acoustic Version)
  • War of Hearts (Acoustic Version)
  • Carry You (feat. Fleurie)
  • Where We Come Alive
  • The World We Made

Soundtrack Appearances[edit]

  • This Is the Hunt
  • War of Hearts
  • I Get to Love You
  • Secrets and Lies
  • Live Like I've Never Lived Before
  • The Downfall
  • Slip Away
  • Fire Meets Fate
  • Trigger
  • Where We Come Alive


  • Super Duper | Finale (feat. Ruelle)
  • Zayde Wølf | Walk Through the Fire (feat. Ruelle)
  • Tommee Profitt | Whose Side Are You On (feat. Ruelle)
  • Ki:Theory | Bringing Me Down (Remixes)
    1. Bringing Me Down (feat. Ruelle)
    2. Bringing Me Down (Instrumental)
    3. Bringing Me Down (Liam Back Remix) [feat. Ruelle]
    4. Bringing Me Down (Bedtimes Remix) [feat. Ruelle]
    5. Bringing Me Down (Nerve Leak Remix) [feat. Ruelle]
    6. Bringing Me Down (Noisecream Remix) [feat. Ruelle]
    7. Bringing Me Down (Hykuu Remix) [feat. Ruelle]
  • NF | 10 Feet Down (feat. Ruelle)
  • UNSECRET | Wake Up World (feat. Ruelle)
  • UNSECRET | Revolution (feat. Ruelle)
  • Happy Walters | Wonder (feat. Ruelle)
  • Tommee Profitt | Follow Me (feat. Ruelle)
  • Silverberg | Giants (feat. Ruelle)
  • Sam Tinnesz | Play With Fire (Alternate Version) [feat. Ruelle & Violents]
  • Hidden Citizens | Take Over (feat. Ruelle)
  • UNSECRET | Hang On a Little Longer (feat. Ruelle)
  • Dave | Lesley (feat. Ruelle)


  1. ^ a b c d e Roth, Rachael (March 12, 2015). "Ruelle Reps Electro-Pop in Nashville". Culture Collide. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Jones, Hannah (June 20, 2016). "New Music Monday: Ruelle". Beyond the Stage. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Zoelling, Megan (September 30, 2016). "7 Ruelle Songs That Made Shadowhunters Too Emotional to Handle". Bookstacked. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ruelle: The Woman Behind the Music From THAT Clace Kiss". Freeform. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Empress Eve (January 5, 2016). "'The Shannara Chronicles': Meet the Characters; Watch the Opening Title Sequence". Geeks of Doom. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Jantz, Ryan (January 5, 2016). "Music from The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1 Premiere". MTV. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Ossad, Jordana (November 27, 2015). "Get Your First Look at the Stunning Opening Credits of 'The Shannara Chronicles'". MTV. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  8. ^ Butler, Bethonie (January 5, 2016). "What is 'The Shannara Chronicles' and what is it doing on MTV?". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Maggie Eckford / Ruelle". Razor and Tie Music Publishing. 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  10. ^ a b c "About Ruelle Music". Ruelle Music. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  11. ^ "The official Dynasties trailer". BBC Earth. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  12. ^ "Ruelle Chart History". Billboard. March 5, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  13. ^ Samsung Mobile's commercial featuring "I Am" by Club Yoko

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