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The stars are aligning for a RÜFÜS DU SOL summer after the Australian trio, having just revealed an additional North American tour leg yesterday, are beginning to reveal what they've been keeping in their music stockpile.

Here with their first original song since the 2018 Grammy-nominated Solace album, RÜFÜS DU SOL have returned with "Alive." If this track is any indication of the trio's forthcoming album, their penchant for lyrical storytelling with pristine technical quality is alive and well. On the production, the band created a brooding set of melodramatic, dreamy soundscapes to match and anchored it all down with a dynamically evolving, arpeggiated bassline. 

Check out "Alive" below.

At its core, the haunting "Alive" embodies some hair-raising lyrical qualities but counterbalances it with complicated feelings of hope. According to RÜFÜS DU SOL member Tyrone Lindqvist, it's an apt reference point for how the band has been feeling over the last year. 

"It’s a heavier song in some ways, but at its core it's hopeful," Lindqvist said. "We are—all of us—living in this transitional moment right now and we wanted to focus on the hope that the future holds for us all. To focus on the light at the end of this tunnel."

RÜFÜS DU SOL performing in Joshua Tree National Park.

RÜFÜS DU SOL performing in Joshua Tree National Park.

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The band has been tight-lipped about a release date for their forthcoming studio album, but a confluence of factors suggests it's still likely to arrive before the end of the year.

A new interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1, however, has fanned the flames.

"Well, we wrote a bunch out there. We had a lot of fun," said Jon George of RÜFÜS DU SOL about a March 2020 writing session in Joshua Tree National Park. "We were in a great routine, actually, just starting to reconnect with each other. We realized that we hadn't... Even though we'd been touring for so many years together, we hadn't really been connecting with each other as much. You know, you get in the grind of things. And so it was a good time for us to really reconnect with each other. And we wrote a bunch of music and we now I've been working on a body of work that this is the first song off that."

"It was just nice to be able to lose ourselves in the studio," added James Hunt. "And yeah. We're super pumped about what we made and what we're finishing."

RÜFÜS DU SOL 2021 Summer/Fall Festival Dates:

Sun, July 25: Las Vegas, NV Art of the Wild – (DJ SET)
Sun, Sep 5: Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
Fri, Sep 24: New York, NY Gov Ball Festival
Sat, Oct 2: Austin, TX Austin City Limits Weekend 1
Sat, Oct 9: Austin, TX Austin City Limits Weekend 2
Sat, Oct 23: Miami, FL III Points Festival
Sun, Oct 31: San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival

RÜFÜS DU SOL 2021 North American Fall Tour Dates:

Thu, Nov 4: Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Sat, Nov 6: Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Fri, Nov 12: Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium
Sat, Nov 13: Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium
Sun, Nov 14: Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium
Thu, Nov 18: Houston, TX 401 Franklin Street
Sat, Nov 20: Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

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