RÜFÜS DU SOL's New Album "Solace" Is Easily One Of The Best This Year [REVIEW]

Following up their hit 2016 album Bloom, RÜFÜS DU SOL return with their third studio album out as we speak, Solace. The 9-track album is out as we speak their newly shaped imprint Rose Avenue and Reprise Records.

Compared to the brighter and extra playful BloomSolace total takes a a lot darker tone, but it surely’s not malevolent or melancholic. Rather, it appears to start the place “Innerbloom” left f. That tune, within the scope the remainder the album, appeared way more mournful than the remainder the tracks. Solace begins with “Treat You Better,” a observe that feels, firstly, like it will match higher towards the center or the top the album. But because the tune progresses and steadily provides new components, it’s clear that this tune units the tone for the remainder the album. Especially because it reaches the refrain, it presents a staggering fusion hopeful heat and sorrowful chilly.

One the most important explanations for this sound is the change from main key in Bloom to majority minor keys in Solace. It instantly offers the report a extra pained sound. At the identical time, it lead singer Tyrone Lindqvist gives a way dichotomy along with his hopeful tone and lyrics. Rather than a monotone sound, this juxtaposition sounds creates a swirling mass noise that's each upbeat and forlorn.

This dichotomy is unbelievably current in every observe, weaving its means all through. This stability dance ground music and emotional ballad is probably no extra apparent than on “No Place.” The undertone horns and grim bass belies the in any other case comfortable drum rhythm and the backing vocals. It’s simple directly to be dancing and the subsequent to be painfully cry-screaming the lyrics right into a void.

“The report is extra private and weak than we anticipated,” says the group’s James Hunt. “We had some essentially the most wonderful occasions within the studio, in addition to some essentially the most remoted, lonely occasions. That distinction naturally bled into what we had been writing, which is why Solace is our ode to discovering peace in a time misery.”

Despite this normal overarching tone, the ultimate tune “Another Life” nonetheless manages to burst forth with unabashed hopefulness and brilliance, transitioning as soon as once more from solemn to jubilant.

The full album is now out there to stream. Check out Solace beneath.

SOLACE North American Fall Tour Dates (with extra dates to be introduced):

Wed 10/24/2018 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Thu 10/25/2018 Atlanta, GA Roxy Theatre
Fri 10/26/2018 New Orleans, LA Vudu Festival
Sat 10/27/2018 Houston, TX House Blues
Sun 10/28/2018 Austin, TX Emo’s
Tue 10/30/2018 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
Wed 10/31/2018 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
Thu 11/1/2018 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall
Fri 11/2/2018 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall
Sat 11/three/2018 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall
Tues 11/6/2018 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Fri 11/9/2018 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Sat 11/10/2018 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
Sun 11/11/2018 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
Tue 11/13/2018 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Wed 11/14/2018 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Thur 11/15/2018 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Fri 11/16/2018 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
Sun 11/18/2018 Montreal, QC MTELUS
Mon 11/19/2018 Montreal, QC MTELUS
Tue 11/20/2018 Boston, MA House Blues – Boston
Wed 11/21/2018 Boston, MA House Blues
Fri 11/23/2018 New York, NY Terminal 5
Sat 11/24/2018 New York, NY Terminal 5
Sun 11/25/2018 New York, NY Terminal 5
Thur 11/29/2018 London, UK Printworks
Fri 11/30/2018 Birmingham, UK The Mill
Sat 12/1/2018 Glasgow, UK Queen Margaret Union
Sun 12/2/2018 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Wed 12/5/2018 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
Thur 12/6/2018 Paris, FR Le Trabendo
Fri 12/7/2018 Cologne, DE Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
Sat 12/eight/2018 Berlin, DE Gretchen