Alongside the release comes an artificially intelligent visual, directed by Osk
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Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL are offering up another sliceof new music with Next To Me. The track joins Alive as the first taste of new music from the group since the release of their 2018 GRAMMY nominated record, SOLACE.
The light and atmospheric track distances itself from their recent release, Alive, capturing the warmth and glow of pure love. Lyrically evocative, Next To Me welcomes a return to classic house music, which came to be during a recording trip in Joshua Tree, later completed in the trios own Los Angeles studio.
The release arrives alongside a self-initiated, artificially intelligent visual, directed by Osk. The clip is comprised of A.I.-generated topographies, that morph into one another, defying any sense of true reality, instead transporting us from the desert to the city in mere seconds.
Speaking of the track, Jon George shares: “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 and happy, 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.”
Tyrone Lindqvist echos, “We decided we wanted this to be a simple love song, which is rare of us to do, to create something purely sweet without juxtaposing that with the raw, dark emotions on the other side.” Whilst James Hunt adds, “We tried adding things to make it ‘better’ and kept returning to the feeling we experienced when we first wrote the song that day in the desert. It's a good example of the thing that came out on the day we wrote it being the most pure and authentic version of what we were trying to create.”
Later this year, the band will embark on a North American Fall Tour, with two sold out nights at Red Rocks Amphitheater in August, and headlining festival appearances already at the Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, III Points, Bonnaroo and more.
Next To Me is out now! Watch the visual below.