9 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Australian electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL imbues each of their albums with a sense of place: Their melodic dance-pop debut, Atlas, was written in sunny Sydney, 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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EDITORS’ NOTES

Australian electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL imbues each of their albums with a sense of place: Their melodic dance-pop debut, Atlas, was written in sunny Sydney, 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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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Notorious JMB ,

This is PURE GOLD

These guys are one of the most underrated groups in music today.. They don’t put out a bad song, in my humble opinion of course. Love this album and all their previous albums!

eMoyers722 ,

SUPER underrated

saw them live in LA this past month....better live than in the studio.

absolutely rocked da’ house...and my socks off!!

Sofie1111 ,

Can’t stop listening! Even better than Atlas and Bloom!

I’ve been obsessed with Rufus for some time now and I honestly didn’t think they could top their first two incredible albums, Atlas and Bloom. But Solace did not disappoint!! In fact I think it’s arguably better than those albums. Every track is exceptional - my favorites are Lost in My Mind, Solace, Underwater, and No Place. But honestly every track is amazing. My only two wishes (not a criticism) are that I wish they had at least one super long track like Innerbloom from Bloom and Imaginary Air from Atlas. Those long tracks with lots of instrumental parts and various builds and tempo changes are my favorites because they take me away in my mind on a beautiful journey. 3-4 minute tracks are not long enough because it ends too fast and I want more!! Second is that I wish there were more than 9 tracks! Again, because I can’t get enough!

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