“The Down Under wonders are certainly ones to watch” -Daily Express

“They’re clearly headed for big things with an accomplished and versatile range of catchy numbers” -Bristol Post

“President Street’s energising sound… each show promises to be nothing short of magic” -Wonderland


President Street, Australia’s pop-fusion duo today release of their dance-pop single ‘I Don’t Wanna Be’.


Filled with a sense of wonder, ‘I Don’t Wanna Be’ explores themes of embracing love and personal power to expand beyond your comfort zone and step into a bright world of your own creation.


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Hot on the heels of their Australian 2023 debut releases with dance-pop cover ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ and follow up pop-ballad ‘Something to Believe’ that saw the duo receive radio playlisting at national networks iHeartRadio, ARN (KIIS FM) and ACE to name just a few, President Street are back with ‘I Don’t Wanna Be’.


Built around its pulsating synth, deep bass grooves, funky guitar riffs ‘I Don’t Wanna Be’ is a fun and empowering summer song that resonates with anyone yearning for liberation and a taste of something beyond the ordinary. Ruby’s relaxed and dynamic vocal perfectly sets up the whimsical and other worldly yet powerful and energising feel of where the song takes you in spirit.


Inspired by vocalist Ruby’s connection with Piscean themes of water, love and the dream world, ‘I Don’t Wanna Be’ is a quintessential Pisces song. ‘I Don’t Wanna Be’ has been on its own journey after being written by the ocean in Lorne, Victoria, on a day when many planets were astrologically placed in Pisces (as was discovered in retrospect). Since then, it’s been across the seas to the UK to record additional vocals in London with world renowned John Reynolds (Sinead O’Connor, U2, The Corrs) before being mixed by legendary Ash Howes (Kylie, 5SOS, One Direction, Ellie Goulding).


President Street are Melbourne-based duo Ruby and Pete. With 3 Top 10 charting songs in the UK Music Week Charts and an EU and UK tour with UK pop-rock-soul legend, Roachford in 2022, the duo have had extensive radio coverage that saw their songs added to over 130 stations across the UK and were featured artists on the prestigious music program BBC The Beat. Coupled with strong club support and wide coverage in numerous influential lifestyle and music publications such as Wonderland, Rollacoaster, Headliner and The Daily Express, the duo have been dubbed as “the ones to watch”.


I Don’t Wanna Be’ is a fun track that holds a deeper message of connecting with your heart’s true desires and its release is perfectly timed to get everyone thinking who they don’t wanna be without and escape with this Valentine’s Day.


So what are you waiting for? “Let’s swim together, get away from here!”