On the heels of their haunting new release “Alive,” RÜFÜS DU SOL have wasted no time putting out a follow up cut, “Next to Me,” out now.
Deep and yearning, the song plays off lead singer Tyrone Lindqvist’s signature chops and a constantly evolving atmosphere. The intensity of synths fall in and out of the mix, and the way every seamless element plays off the others is truly something to behold.
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 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.
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.
For the “Next to Me” music video, director Osk utilizes artificial intelligence to create a unique cinematic vision, drawing on hundreds of thousands of images of landscapes, architecture and cityscapes. The result is epic yet intimate, taking viewers to previously unseen places.
RÜFÜS DU SOL – Next To Me (Official Video)
Photo: Elliot Lee Hazel