Rüfüs Holds its Own Aurorafest in “Say a Prayer For Me”

Neither electropop nor rock, they are eccentro-electric

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Photo: RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL ●● Say a Prayer For Me [Official Video] YouTube

Australian electronic trio, Rüfüs (aka Rüfüs Du Sol), throws its own aurora party in the woods for their video “Say a Prayer For Me.” The opening smoky howls sets the meditative tone of the track as the video takes us into the dark, foggy woods where laser beams and chromatic haze surround the three.

The oceanic synthwaves in “Say a Prayer For Me” neither cohere into a dancey pop meter or rock pulse – it has a sonic flux of its own that moves in psychedelic motion, but radiates a chill/meditative feel that opens a gaze space for the listener. Even the crooning chorus, “Say a prayer for me, / Would you do it? / I could use it” seem like a favor from inner wishful thoughts.

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Photo: Rüfüs Instagram. Follow the trio @rufussounds

Rüfüs’ 2013 album Atlas peaked number one in Australian charts and has garnered international attention for their aberrant electro style. “Say a Prayer For Me” is from their second studio album, Bloom, which was released on January of this year. Gotta catch ’em on tour:

Europe 2016 tour

3/10 – Serraglio (Milan, Italy)

3/12 – Razzmatazz (Barcelona, Spain)

3/15 – Exil (Zürich, Switzerland)

3/16 – Kantine am Berghain (Berlin, Germany)

3/17 – Yuca (Cologne, Germany)

3/18 – Botanique-Orangerie (Brussels, Belgium)

3/19 – Nochtspeicher (Hamburg, Germany)

3/23&24 – Heaven (London, UK)

3/25 – Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

3/26 – Les Étoiles (Paris, France)

North America 2016 tour

3/30 – The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA, USA)

3/31 – Johnny Brenda’s (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

4/2 – U Street Music Hall (Washington, DC, USA)

4/6 – Théâtre Fairmount (Montreal, QC, Canada)

4/7 – The Mod Club (Toronto, ON, Canada)

4/8 – Populux (Detroit, MI, USA)

4/9 – Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL, USA)

4/11 – The Concourse at the Intl. (Knoxville, TN, USA)

4/12 – Terminal West (Atlanta, GA, USA)

4/13 – Exit/In (Nashville, TN, USA)

4/16&23 – Coachella (Indio, CA, USA)

6/16-19 – Firefly Music Festival (Dover, DE, USA)

6/18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison, CO, USA


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