As the buzz surrounding RÜFÜS DU SOL’s forthcoming Solace album continues to build, the Australian trio returns with their latest single, “Lost in My Mind.”
Premiered today (Sept. 5) on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music Beats 1 show as a World Record, “Lost in My Mind” revisits the deep club music vibe of the previously-released Solace singles via its slow-burning synths, ghostly, tribal-like vocal samples and an otherworldly breakdown. The group wrote the song during a two-day trip to the fabled Joshua Tree desert in California.
“We went for a few little wonders in the desert, like on these big rock outcrops, and found some lyrics for a few of the other songs,” the group said of their trip to Lowe. “And it’s scary, man, it’s scary. I mean that’s what the song is about a little bit, just being content with like — we’ve had some experiences out in the desert, just sort of losing some of your friends and just being like, ‘You know what, I’m sweet.'”
According to the band, “Lost in My Mind” also gives a clearer glimpse into the deeper and darker sounds of Solace, which they recorded over the past year in Venice, Calif.?
“I think this is the start of people starting to hear a bit more of different shades to what the album is about to offer,” the band said. “We delve into different feelings of genres. We’re lucky we got to watch a lot of music while we were on the road at festivals, and we also listen to a bunch of different stuff. So we show there’s a bit more of those different shades to us.”?
“Lost in My Mind” is the third single off the upcoming LP, following the ethereal “No Place” and the haunting “Underwater,” which peaked at No. 31 and No. 42, respectively, on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.?
Solace is scheduled to drop this fall via Reprise Records and will be followed by a North American tour in October and European tour in November.?
See the full list of tour dates and listen to “Lost in My Mind” below.
SOLACE North American Fall Tour Dates (with more dates to be announced):
Oct 24th – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Oct 25th – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
Oct 26th – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
Oct 27th – Houston, TX – House of Blues (Houston)
Oct 28th – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct 30th – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Oct 31st – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Nov 1st – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
Nov 2nd – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
Nov 3rd – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
Nov 6th – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Nov 9th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov 10th – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Nov 11th – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Nov 13th – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov 14th – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Nov 15th – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
Nov 16th – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov 18th – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
Nov 19th – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
Nov 20th – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov 21st – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov 23rd – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Nov 24th – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Nov 25th – New York, NY – Terminal 5
European Tour Dates
Nov 29th – London – Printworks
Nov 30th – Birmingham – The Mill
Dec 1st – Glasgow – Queen Margaret Union
Dec 2nd – Manchester – Academy 2
Dec 5th – Amsterdam – Melkweg
Dec 6th – Paris – Le Trabendo
Dec 7th – Cologne – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
Dec 8th – Berlin – Gretchen