ALBUM REVIEW: RUFUS DU SOL – Solace

With the massive success of their second studio album ‘Bloom’, Sydney three piece Rufus Du Sol have returned with a bright collection of experimental electronic songs. ‘Solace’ hears them stepping further into the DIY world they flourished in previously but with a bit more of a polished layer. This short but sweet record has been ultimately made to be heard and experienced live with this collection having a real festival vibe to it. The beats are bigger, the drops are lower and the energy is higher. However when you do step into that high intensity dance realm you do begin to hear a couple of musical ideas reused and a bit of the album becomes a little predictable. But within the moments that they do impress, you will be dancing and singing loud and quickly prepared to buy tickets to their upcoming 2019 headlining tour. Album opener ‘Treat You Better’ is a moody track that builds from a mid-tempo structure and into this pulsating synth driven beat. From there the nightclub and festival moments start to drop with ‘Eyes’, ‘Lost In My Mind’, ‘No Place’ and ‘Underwater’ leading the way. But it’s the track ‘Another Life’ which delivers the albums most euphoric and perfect moment. This off-beat track just seems to capture a raw and real energy that is different to the rest of the record. Also, fans of old school Rufus Du Sol won’t be disappointed with the tracks ‘New Sky’ and ‘Solace’ that tap into their older influences. But overall this record is a bold new perspective from the band and hears them turning up the volume and preparing the party vibes for 2019. 

RUFUS DU SOL 2019 DATES

January 1 – Field Day, Sydney

February 15 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne 

February 20 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

February 22 – Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth

February 23 – 3 Oceans Winery, Margaret River

March 2 – Riverstage, Brisbane

You can purchase Rufus Du Sol’s new album from Sanity now https://www.sanity.com.au/products/2396792/Solace

 

 

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