The newest single to come from camp RÜFÜS DU SOL is the incredible ‘Next To Me’. Todays release is expected to be the second single from their upcoming album, after the release of ‘Alive’ a couple of weeks ago.
Introduced by a touching piano melody (reminiscent of Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’), RÜFÜS DU SOL’s signature sounds are slowly brought in to create a unique yet familiar production, something RÜFÜS excel at. Tyrone’s identifying vocal is at its best throughout ‘Next To Me’. Just like ‘Alive’, the record is a euphoric masterpiece that is sure to draw goosebumps live.
The five minute journey that the single takes you on showcases RÜFÜS DU SOL’s immaculate quality and that nothing has changed since the release of their last body of work Solace in 2018.
‘Next To Me’ was spawned from a pandemic recording trip in Joshua Tree and refined six months later in RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Los Angeles studio. A true tale of the songwriting process and the value of simplicity, the vocal melody and piano lead originally captured in the desert remain the beating heart of the record. The track offers a clear hook fused with progressive electronic sonics, a furthering of the band’s ability to produce with one foot in mass appeal and the other in the dance music underground.
In Jon George’s words, “there were a lot more yearning lyrics being put down when we were writing the track, but we felt it didn’t need any of the darkness that you hear on a lot of our other records. We wanted to create something more positive, a kind of homage to the feel-good soul of classic house music. I am sure there is part of this that reflects a feeling in our lives and relationships. We wanted to share that with this track.”
The new single lands just in time for their sold out double headline shows at Red Rocks this week, the 11th and 12th.