Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL released their fourth full length studio album ‘Surrender’ on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records – listen HERE.
Surrender represents a new chapter in the world that the band has been shaping and nurturing since their inception. Built on their own terms as they travel down their own distinct sonic lane, they expertly bridge the gap between their electronic roots and prowess as live musicians. The record demonstrates a bolder and braver sound than they’ve created in the past, a result of a culmination of influences from Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails to Moderat and Jon Hopkins.
Previously released singles from Surrender have already racked up almost 50 million combined streams across platforms, illustrating the excessive demand for the band’s return and anticipation for the full record. From the yearning for love and romance in Surrender’s opening track “Next To Me,” to the hopeful emotions portrayed in “Alive,” and anguished sense of “On My Knees;” the album once again demonstrates RÜFÜS DU SOL’s ability to separate themselves from other stadium selling live artists, writing songs that consistently enthrall the individual just as successfully as a crowd of thousands.
The record also sees RÜFÜS experiment with collaboration for the first time, welcoming Curtis Harding to the fold on the album’s title track as well as an LA based children’s choir on both the title track and “Make It Happen.” It is this depth of field that results in something that feels more human and heartfelt than ever before.
The accompanying music video for “I Don’t Wanna Leave” was filmed in Lancaster/Palmdale, CA and directed by the band’s creative director, Alex ‘Katzki’ George. The performance piece bears resemblance to RÜFÜS DU SOL’s striking live performance and is set against an industrial backdrop of power lines that litter the horizon of the Mojave desert. Watch the video for “I Don’t Wanna Leave” HERE.