Listen to On My Knees, an aching taste of RÜFÜS DU SOL's new album, Surrender
The latest RÜFÜS DU SOL track is amongst the darkest they've ever made, and preludes the release of their next album on October 22.
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It's been no secret over the last few months that RÜFÜS DU SOL have had their sights set on their next album, with the beginning of the roll-out dating back to July when posters began to emerge with a tease that the LA-based, Australian-raised trio were "back." That soon turned into Alive, a triumphant yet slightly dark return that welcomed RÜFÜS DU SOL's first major single since the release of their last album SOLACE back in 2018, which was then followed up by the edgier and left-field Next To Me last month.
Now, we're psyched to announce that RÜFÜS DU SOL's next album Surrender arrives on October 22nd, and from everything we've heard thus far, it's shaping up to be the dark, brooding horse of the RÜFÜS DU SOL discography. Both Alive and Next To Me were stricken with darker undertones, but the album's third taste On My Knees sees them descend into full-blown heaviness; the song being amongst the most sombre and experimental they've ever released.
Over the course of On My Knees' four-minute duration, the trio reckon with these intense and hard-hitting sounds, delving further into the club backbone of their work and the brooding, dark-lit sonics that often exist within that space. It's something that when combined with Tyrone Linqvist's aching vocals, creates this haunting sense of longing that drives everything forward; On My Knees storming with emotions that pair perfectly with the song's firing, dusky production.
"For this song we had a lot of fun writing something that was darker, driving and a little more edgy," says the band's James Hunt on the single. "It’s definitely one of the most banging tracks on the record - we referenced some of our favourite club music for the drum programming and had fun envisioning the time when we could finally play this live. It had an amazing reaction at our Red Rocks shows last month which was really special for us."
As mentioned, On My Knees is the third taste of RÜFÜS DU SOL's fourth album Surrender, which with its arrival on October 22nd, is forecasted to showcase a different and more experimental side to the trio that we haven't seen too much of yet. It's a side they've teased in the past - glimpses of RÜFÜS DU SOL's darkness have definitely been shown over the years - but on Surrender, it sounds like it's entering the forefront of the RÜFÜS DU SOL sound - and it's something we're incredibly excited to see be pulled off.
In the meantime, take a dive into On My Knees below, as it arrives today: