Following on from their latest single ‘Alive’, Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL continue to amaze us with an uplifting new single titled ‘Next to Me’, a romantically-fuelled track filled with brightness and those trademark hazy vocals soaring across your speakers with plenty of groove to go around.
Switching away from their darkened electronic side of their artillery, ‘Next to Me’ showcase a lightened colour palate through the use of inviting pads and keys that transport us to a more majestic feeling. With Tyrone Lindqvist‘s faint melodies providing a soothing nature to the track, RÜFÜS DU SOL build the narrative subtly through an addictive groove in the drums and haunting harmonies right before the chorus takes flight with its openness creating plenty of room for the sparse synths and hypnotic arpeggios to provide those sparks of energy throughout.
“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.” – RÜFÜS DU SOL