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.’”
Treat You Better
Lost in My Mind
All I've Got
9 Songs, 42 Minutes
October 19, 2018
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