“Don’t tell me I’m not ready,” sings Ruel on Don’t Tell Me. And when you hear that he’s a 14 year-old Aussie kid trying to break the music industry, you imagine it’s a phrase he’s heard a lot. Even more surprising is that he wrote this song when he was 12 (we know, they just get younger these days, what is even the point of making it past 30), which has now been given a lick of gospel-soaked production by the Grammy-winning M-Phazes (who Ruel collaborated with recently), not to mention a slot to support Angus & Julia Stone. Real deal? You’re looking at him.