Alternative dance music trio, Rüfüs unfolds a new chapter with their latest album, ‘Solace’.
For those living under a rock, Rüfüs Du Sol combines the talents of Tyrone Lindquist, Jon George and James Hunt.
The lads have already received well-deserved praise and success since releasing their debut album, ‘Atlas’ and follow-up album, ‘Bloom’, which both dominated the Aussie music charts.
The trio’s latest album, ‘Solace‘ is a more introspective and mature sounding than any of the trio’s previous records.
‘Treat You Better’ almost takes you back to church with its angelic piano and soothing synth. Lindquist’s refreshing vocals radiate that familiar atmospheric warmth. Constantly progressing to a more up-tempo pace whilst Lindquist’s vocals repeat over, “I just wanna treat you better”. Transcending on the last minutes of the song, you get sparkles of warped electric bounces almost like ripples in the water.
‘Eyes’ feels upbeat and enlightening but at the same time possesses this haunting seriousness. With its darker, moody more sultry synth taking a front seat which retreats but then hits you like a statement. Lindquist’s vocals pressing vocals entail a sense of urgency as he sings, “I see myself in your eyes”.
‘New Sky’ instantly radiates a tropical percussive vibe like sun rays on a summers day. But your instantly snapped to life like lightning as the bold bass hits and Lindquist’s vocals sing out, “I wanna taste of the other side”. From listening to its entirety, this track is really about reaching new horizons which the instrumental perfectly imitates. Radiating a progressive ethereal galactic vibe, almost making you feel like you floating in space.
‘Lost In My Mind’ is spacious, meditative and essentially a track about embracing the unknown. George described this track is really about losing your friends, “but that’s what the song is about, you lose your friends and you’ve got to just be like you know what I’m sweet”.
‘No Place’ is one track you’ve probably already heard on the radio. Memorable for its slowly building synth which blooms into something more bold, almost reminding you of a truck passing by on the highway. With its stand-out unique sound you probably won’t forget anytime soon.
‘Underwater’ is surrounded by a zapping and clapping synth, almost reminiscent of the sound of lightning or an approaching storm. As the sound intensifies, as Lindquist longs for escape, “I just need change again”.Then the hearty tribal harmonies kick in almost making sense of the chaotic surrounding instrumental.
If you could describe the milky-way by song this would be it, ‘Solace’ shows how simplicity really is best. The background sound effects possess this artificial yet natural aura of sound. Then some uncomplicated yet encompassing keys play to Lindquist’s mesmerising resonant vocals seeping lightness into the cold dark atmospheric instrumental.
‘Another Life’ ascends and descends through a dizzying deep fan-like synth, which almost reminds you of the sound of a nearby windstorm approaching. Combining some uptempo background percussion, Lindquist acknowledges the past and mistakes made as he sings, “I’ll see you in another life”. Perfectly closing yet another chapter of the Rüfüs catalogue.
You can get your hands on a copy of Rüfüs’ ‘Solace’ here.