After spending the latter part of 2014 writing new music from a Berlin base, RÜFÜS DU SOL returned to Sydney at the start of 2015 to finish music for their 2nd album. ‘You Were Right’ is the first song they wrote after returning home. Its completion marked a turning point in the writing process for the follow up to the 2013 breakout album ATLAS. A story of unrequited longing for someone, ‘You Were Right’ is an undeniably perfect blend of Berlin’s chilling winter with the sun kissed euphoria of Sydney in the Summertime.
Vocalist Tyrone explains: “We got home after being away for 5 months, we’d spent the last part of that locked up in this special little apartment in Friedrichshain that we turned into our studio. But, it was so cold that we were rarely leaving the apartment…. so coming home to summer in Sydney, being surrounded by the familiarity of everything that being home entails, we were suddenly approaching songwriting in a different way, both technically and emotionally. We were able to unlock a different side to our writing.”
‘You Were Right’ follows the group’s massively successful ATLAS LP. The album was certified gold, and quickly propelled RÜFÜS DU SOL into the spotlight and onto international stages. After amassing a slew of awards and nominations for the album, and having two of their songs named ‘Essential New Tunes’ by Pete Tong on his BBC Radio One show, RÜFÜS DU SOL departed for over a year of touring the world, including a series of headlining North American dates.
Now making their triumphant return, the trio has emerged from the studio with a full album’s worth of material to share. ‘You Were Right’ is the lead single from the yet-to-be-named sophomore album from RÜFÜS DU SOL, and is out now.
Coinciding with the release of this seminal summertime tune, RÜFÜS DU SOL has announced a full run of North American Summer festival dates, including stops at Camp Bisco, Northern Nights, Woogie Weekend, 1UP Colfax in Denver, Gas Monkey in Dallas, and Full Moon Festival in New York.
Summer Festival Tour Dates:
7/17 – Camp Bisco – Scranton, PA
7/18 – Northern Nights – Piercy, CA
7/19 – Woogie Weekend – Silverado, CA
7/23 – 1UP Colfax – Denver, CO
7/24 – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
8/1 – Full Moon Festival – New York, NY