Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL has just announced their full-length studio album, Surrender, to be released on the 22nd of October. And they have shared the third taste of the album with the new single ‘ On My Knees ‘ out now.
Surrender will see the trio return to their roots and offer a proud point of difference from other live artists of the genre, described as an album written on their own terms.
On My Knees moves to the trios darker writing style and again demonstrates the uniqueness of their music.
Tyrone Linqvist hauntingly sings, “If you could see me now, I’d probably let you down… It looks like I’m on my knees again, it feels like the walls are closing in.”
“For this song, we had a lot of fun writing something darker, driving and a little more edgy,” explains James Hunt. “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.”
The accompanying music video was filmed in August during a unique Red Rocks Amphitheatre show rehearsal. The band’s creative director, Alex ‘Katzki’ George, collaborated with Ruff Mercy, an animation director and artist based out in the UK to create visuals/animations on top of the video, giving the project a darker 90’s rave vibe. Ruff Mercy has worked with artists such as Thom Yorke, Disclosure, Run The Jewels and big brands such as Nike, Apple, Adidas and more.
As RÜFÜS DU SOL returns to the stage for their North American tour and an array of festival performances, they experience once again the immense demand for their live return. Two sold-out nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre; 70,000 fans waiting to see them play across three nights at the Los Angeles Banc of California Stadium; festival appearances slated at Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, III Points; and a host of shows dotted around the south-west United States act as a stark reminder to their influence on the global music scene.