It’s been three long years since their last collection of original material, but RÜFÜS DU SOL are back with a brand new studio album, ‘Surrender’.
Given they’re one of Australia’s most internationally popular electronic acts with mainstream appeal, it’s exciting to get a brand new collection of tunes.
‘Surrender’ comes from a place of hunkering away amongst friends and freely creating something that connects on a whole otherworldly level.
Focused on creating a sound that captures more natural elements (their previous album was more celestial), the trio have a way of capturing a unique blend of organic sounds alongside electronic and synthesised beats.
And as with their previous albums, the listener is taken on a complex, insightful and fulfilling sonic journey from start to finish.
In the lead up to the release, the boys from RÜFÜS DU SOL have dropped three different tracks to get fans excited.
Lead single ‘Alive’ sets the tone for the whole album. With their signature blend of lush instrumentation and raw honest vocals, you know you’re in for a treat.
Subsequent singles or teaser tracks also hit home the quality of this record; both ‘On My Knees’ and ‘Next To Me’ getting fans excited.
Right throughout the album, listeners are treated to great songs and I enjoyed the album from start to finish. It’s increasingly rare these days for an album to capture someone’s attention for the entire duration but this album does just that.
Album closer ‘Always’ has a strong message of love, support and connection to one another. It’s absolutely the way to end the album, with goosebump-inducing chords and signature vocals from lead singer Tyrone Lindqvist. It’s everything you hope for in a RÜFÜS DU SOL track and so much more.
I’ve enjoyed everything RÜFÜS DU SOL has put out and they continue to go from strength to strength.
Is there a huge progression in sound on offer here? No. But there is a confident swagger that sparks your imagination and brings an aural release to the listeners ear. Who could ask for more?
VERDICT : 5/5
MUST LISTEN : See You Again, Alive, Surrender, Always.