Ruelle (singer)

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Background information
Birth nameMargaret Eckford
Born (1985-11-21) November 21, 1985 (age 33)
Mississippi, U.S.
Years active2010–present
LabelsRuelle Music

Margaret "Maggie" Eckford (born November 21, 1985), better known by her stage name Ruelle, is an American electronic pop singer-songwriter.[1] Her music is widely used on many television series, and she is the singer of 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.[9] Ruelle is now professionally based in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] Eckford 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 had multiple meanings including "chamber" and "wolf".[9]


Though Nashville is best known for country music and rock-and-roll, Eckford'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.[10][2][1] She then adopted the stage name Ruelle to represent a change in genre, moving toward electronic pop with a dark and cinematic style in the EPs Up in Flames (2015), Madness (2016), and Rival (2017).[10][2][1]

Ruelle's first television placement was a song in a Japanese iPad commercial.[9] Besides the aforementioned theme songs for Shadowhunters and The Shannara Chronicles, Ruelle's songs have also been featured in numerous primetime television series, including Arrow, 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, 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, and Wynonna Earp.[10][2][1][11][12][9]

On film, she is featured on both the trailer[13] and the soundtrack[14] for The Loft as well as trailers for Bad Moms,[15] Before I Fall,[16] Free State of Jones,[15] and Keeping up with the Joneses.[15] Her song "Game of Survival" is featured in the 13 Reasons Why trailer, the Gears 5 trailer and the trailer for David Attenborough's BBC Earth series Dynasties.[17] "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 "Madness", "Monsters" and "Revolution". She also released the song Take it all, using it as a trailer to the Local ITV Yorkshire production "Emmerdale" to mark the return of the Villainess Kim Tate. A haunting song.

Ruelle has collaborated with electronic music producer Ki:Theory, provided the vocals on his song "Bringing Me Down".[18][19][20]

Ruelle's best-performing song on the Billboard charts is "I Get to Love You", which reached #15 on the Spotify Viral 50 on March 5, 2016.[21]

Ruelle also was in 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.


As Maggie Eckford[edit]

  • For What It's Worth (2010)
  • Show and Tell (2012)
  • Everything Is Lost (2015)
  • Tell Me How To Feel

As Ruelle[edit]

  • Up in Flames (2014)
  • Deep End (2015)
  • Monsters (2015)
  • This is the Hunt (2016)
  • Madness (2016)
  • Bad Dream (2016)
  • Live Like Legends (2016)
  • I Get To Love You (2016)
  • Gotta Love It (2016)
  • Game of Survival (2017)
  • Rival (2017)
  • Invincible (2017)
  • Emerge (2018)
  • " Empires" (2018)
  • " The Downfall" (2018)
  • "Slip away" (2018)
  • “War of hearts”
  • “The other side”


  • "Walk through the Fire" Zayde Wolf feat. Ruelle (2016)
  • "10 Feet Down" NF feat. Ruelle (2017)
  • "Revolution" UNSECRET feat. Ruelle (2018)
  • "Lesley" Dave feat. Ruelle (2019)



External links[edit]

  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. ^ a b c d "YE talks to haunting songstress, Ruelle!". Young Entertainment. August 7, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  10. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy. "Ruelle: Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  11. ^ "Maggie Eckford / Ruelle". Razor and Tie Music Publishing. 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  12. ^ "Ruelle Music on TuneFind". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "The Loft (2014) Trailer". December 15, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "The Loft (2014) Soundtrack". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  15. ^ a b c "About Ruelle Music". Ruelle Music. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  16. ^ "Before I Fall Soundtrack". SoundtrackMania. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  17. ^ "The official Dynasties trailer". BBC Earth. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  18. ^ "Ki:Theory: Silence Vinyl LP". Ki:Theory. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  19. ^ "Premiere: Ki:Theory - "Bringing Me Down (ft. Ruelle)"". PureVolume. 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  20. ^ Ryan (March 29, 2017). "Ki:Theory Releases New Single "Bringing Me Down" + Announces 'Silence' Album Pre-Orders". SoundFiction. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  21. ^ "Ruelle Chart History". Billboard. March 5, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2017.