RÜFÜS DU SOL have dropped their second single of the year and like ‘Alive’ before it, ‘Next To Me’ is a special one.
The song itself is haunting and has a sense of longing to it. It’s something that RÜFÜS DU SOL have long been good at doing; but with ‘Alive’, the trio have stepped it up an extra notch.
Perhaps it’s because it’s dropped at time where a lot of us are going through modes of detachment and simply wanting to be back to normal. Regardless, ‘Next To Me’ stands up as an exciting offering of what’s to come.
“[It’s] rare of us to do,” RÜFÜS DU SOL vocalist Tyrone Lindqvist has said of what’s been described as a pure and simple love song.
“[We wanted] to create something purely sweet without juxtaposing that with the raw, dark emotions on the other side.”
The music video that’s accompanied the ‘Next To Me’ is also one that pulls attention. For it, RÜFÜS DU SOL worked with Los Angeles A.I. group, Osk Studio. The video features a series of topographies and landscapes, changing and evolving with the song itself.
Watch the music video for ‘Next To Me’ below.
‘Next To Me’ and ‘Alive’ has marked the first new music from RÜFÜS DU SOL since 2018’s acclaimed record Solace.