02/19/2015 09:40 am ET Updated Feb 19, 2015

Fun. Frontman Nate Ruess Reveals Solo Plans Amid Breakup Rumors

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As expected, fun. frontman Nate Ruess is launching a solo project. That news has been chatter up until now, as Ruess released a snippet teasing his new song, "Nothing Without Love," a demo of which was originally recorded for fun.'s next album.

The 28-second a cappella clip promos Monday's full release. It arrives on the heels of rumors that a "clash of egos" has prompted the platinum-selling "Some Nights" trio to take a hiatus. Ruess and bandmates Jack Antonoff, who's at work on his own side project, and Andrew Dost, who recently wrote the scores for Sundance comedy "The D Train" and MTV's "Faking It," posted a Facebook note announcing their intent to work on individual projects. "Fun is not breaking up," the memo read. "'Some Nights' was a successful album and it would have been very easy for us to jump back in the studio and capitalize on our momentum. But making records and touring when its 'good for business' means nothing to us. We make records and tour when we are inspired to do so."

Here's what Ruess was inspired to do: belt out his new song while lying in what appears to be a rippling ocean.



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