The wait is over, RÜFÜS have premiered their latest much anticipated track, ‘You Were Right’. The Sydney trio – Tyrone, Jon, and James – took some time to work on a follow-up to their 2013 debut Atlas.
‘You Were Right’ is an electronic tale of unrequited love that blends the best of the two locales where RÜFÜS ‘s sophomore effort was recorded: the chilly textures of Berlin and the sunny euphoria of a Sydney summer.
“We found ourselves at the end of a string of touring in Europe and decided to stay there – in Berlin – for two months at the end of last year,” the band explained.
They set up a studio in an apartment in Friedrichshain – an area known for its clubs – holed up away from the cold German weather writing new material – when they weren’t up late checking out “heaps of live music [and] producers and DJs that we really liked.”
Name-checking favourites like Booka Shade and David August, the added: “[Berlin] seemed like a good place to soak up whatever they’re soaking up and we really did.”
RÜFÜS returned home to Sydney at the start of 2015 to polish off their new body of work and were “stoked to be back in the sunshine with our family and friends.” As for the new album, the boys are currently tying up the “110 little ideas” they’ve laid down, so no title or release date as yet.
“I guess we’re just trying to decide on those particulars at the moment… We’ve just been having a bit of a ball ourselves, cranking it to over 11 every day in the studio over the last few months.”
The follow-up to Atlas has got some big shoes to fill. RÜFÜS’s first full-length album landed them a J Award nomination, #1 spots on ARIA and iTunes charts, and a long list of critical awards to match its commercial success. Next on the cards, RÜFÜS are about to head to the US (where they’ve known as RÜFÜS DU SOL) to play a few shows in July.