Aussie trio RÜFÜS DU SOL just released one of the most eerie songs of their career, and blended with their usual fair of sunny, guitar and synth-driven indietronic dance, the result is a highly compelling, multi-dimensional track. There’s a constant melding of duality throughout; the overall feel of the vocals is happy, but the song is an undeniable and desperate cry for help. There’s an edge to the sound design that feels menacingly dark, but most of the distinguishable sounds are warm, bright, and crispy.
This is the second single off their forthcoming album Solace, the third studio album from this band but the first one written in their new home of Venice, California where band members Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George, and James Hunt have been working over the past year. We featured the album’s first single, “No Place,” which marked their first release in two years. The album has an aesthetic, stark desert landscape and beautiful coastline of California.
In a statement, the trio revealed, “It feels like a new RÜFÜS. We are inspired by our new home out here, by the people we’ve met and the music we’ve heard along the way. We’ve got a refreshed sense of ambition and cannot wait to share our creation with the world.” Listen to “Underwater” below.