Reuss grew up in Arizona and knew quickly that music was where his heart really lay. School punk bands were quickly followed by his first serious band called The Format in the early part of the millennium, before switching to the band fun. alongside Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost. In the midst of MySpace goings on, the band developed well, releasing their first studio album in 2009. They worked on excellent collaborations like with Panic! At The Disco and then things majorly took off with their Jeff Bhasker produced We are Young (feat. Janelle Momáe). The song took on a life of its own, featuring in adverts as well as in the hit show ‘Glee’ and rocketed to Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012. This resulted in winning two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and also Song Of The Year.
He’s enjoyed further sizeable success with the artist P!nk, both writing and also featuring on her Number 1 US single Just Give Me A Reason which opened the door for further features including with Eminem on his track Highlights.