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EDITORS’ NOTES

Sydney electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL imbues each of their albums with a sense of place: Their melodic dance-pop debut, Atlas, was written in their sunny hometown, and their deep, club-minded follow-up, Bloom, was produced in Berlin. In 2016, the band uprooted for Venice Beach to record album number three, expecting to find a laidback hub for hippies, artists and surfers. Instead, they were swept up in the music industry grind—touring, starting a label, collaborating in writing sessions and finding themselves desperate for sleep.

Solace, their most introspective record yet, finds them dancing on the edge of sanity. “There’s a real sense of chaos on this record,” keyboardist Jon George told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “Darker, more chaotic feels…like being lost in the abyss a little bit.” There was also a consciousness-expanding trip to Joshua Tree that inspired "Lost in My Mind”, a spacious, meditative cut about embracing the unknown. “We went for a few little wanders [out in the desert] and it’s scary, man,” George said. "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.’”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sydney electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL imbues each of their albums with a sense of place: Their melodic dance-pop debut, Atlas, was written in their sunny hometown, and their deep, club-minded follow-up, Bloom, was produced in Berlin. In 2016, the band uprooted for Venice Beach to record album number three, expecting to find a laidback hub for hippies, artists and surfers. Instead, they were swept up in the music industry grind—touring, starting a label, collaborating in writing sessions and finding themselves desperate for sleep.

Solace, their most introspective record yet, finds them dancing on the edge of sanity. “There’s a real sense of chaos on this record,” keyboardist Jon George told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “Darker, more chaotic feels…like being lost in the abyss a little bit.” There was also a consciousness-expanding trip to Joshua Tree that inspired "Lost in My Mind”, a spacious, meditative cut about embracing the unknown. “We went for a few little wanders [out in the desert] and it’s scary, man,” George said. "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.’”

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About RÜFÜS DU SOL

Sydney, Australia-based Rüfüs Du Sol made their debut as simply RÜFÜS, performing atmospheric indie electronic dance-pop similar to contemporaries like Pnau and Zhu. Their first two efforts, 2013's Atlas and 2016's Bloom, topped the Australian album charts and were both certified gold.

Formed in 2010 when a rain-soaked vacation to Byron Bay turned into an impromptu jam session, Rüfüs Du Sol feature the talents of guitarist Tyrone Lindqvist, keyboardist Jon George, and drummer James Hunt. The trio quickly released two EPs, 2011's RÜFÜS and 2012's Blue. In 2013, they delivered their debut full-length album, Atlas, on Sony. Atlas topped the Australian charts and was quickly followed by the Desert Night EP. As their international exposure increased, they ran into some complications with the use of their name in the American market, forcing them to change their name to Rüfüs Du Sol in the United States (they would later consolidate both names in 2018).

In 2016, the trio issued their sophomore full-length album, Bloom, featuring the singles "You Were Right," "Like an Animal," and "Innerbloom." The effort topped the ARIA charts once again and was later certified gold. They returned in 2018 with the single "No Place" from their third album. ~ Matt Collar & Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi

HOMETOWN
Sydney, Australia
BORN
25 November 2010

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