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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Say A Prayer For Me by Rüfüs Du Sol

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Welcome to our 400th post! Hooray!

Over the years, my dear friend Jason has introduced me to pop groups before they made a splash. We met through our love of Bananarama.

Davearama and Jason in 2015

I have to thank him for introducing me to Le Kid! And he even brought Capital Cities to my attention before they were popular. Since I trust his taste in music, he recently told me about Rüfüs Du Sol so I asked him to write about them for Poptastic Confessions. He agreed! Without delay, here is Jason!

Cheers then,


Hello Poptastic Readers!

Rüfüs Du Sol

Rüfüs Du Sol (known simply as “Rüfüs” outside North America) is an indie-dance trio formed in 2010 and hailing from Sydney, Australia. Consisting of lead singer Tyrone Lindqvist, keyboardist Jon George and drummer James Hunt, the group excels at marrying catchy melodies to a nu-disco/electronic sound while working within a pop-friendly verse-chorus-verse construct. 

After a couple of well-received EPs in 2011 and 2012, they released their debut album Atlas in 2013, which went on to become certified gold in their native country and spawned several hit singles.

With three outstanding singles all preceding it throughout last year, the band has finally released their sophomore album Bloom. Kicking off the album’s launch comes the brand new single “Say A Prayer For Me.” 

Treading in the chilled yet danceable, mid-tempo groove Rüfüs Du Sol has more or less perfected by now, the track has an added warmth and soulfulness to it that sets it apart. Lindqvist’s ever so slightly raspy voice, occasionally wavering in and out of falsetto, is perfectly matched to the world-weary lyrics. (“Say a prayer for me. Can you do it? I could use it.”). The result is surprisingly affecting. Check out the video ...

Rüfüs Du Sol's music is available on digital outlets everywhere. Support them by buying the music.

Cheers then,

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