RÜFÜS DU SOL clear up breakup rumours following remarks at their Hollywood Bowl show…

RÜFÜS DU SOL join Zane Lowe in the studio on Apple Music 1 to clear up breakup rumours following comments made on-stage at their Hollywood Bowl show, reflect on their 2019 Coachella performance, discuss their creative process, and more. They also share they’d love to pen a James Bond theme song and confirm they won’t be appearing at Coachella 2023.

RÜFÜS DU SOL Clear Up Breakup Rumors Following Remarks at Their Hollywood Bowl Show…

Tyrone: I guess I just meant that it was the end of our chapter in LA as a unit. I just recently moved out into San Diego with my wife and son, and I’ve set up a studio here. And we’ve explored writing in separate rooms before. But for the most part, we usually write best together, it’s the most fun. And we’ll be doing that next year. We’re going to pick different locations across the country and hopefully a few spots in Europe and set up some little writing journeys for ourselves and make another record. But I guess I was just talking about our story in LA in particular. We moved over there five years ago and it very much has been our home. We were very much welcomed by the city and the people and just… it’s very similar to Sydney and Australia and… I don’t know. We’ve written two records in that area like Joshua Tree and LA. And it was very much home and I think we’re going to explore the rest of the world and see how that influences our music. I think that for sure the emotions running high is a massive part of it and we’ve been playing these massive shows, particularly around that week as well. And we were so excited to be there. And I guess that for me, the last thing I wanted to say was goodbye in a way as well. So there’s all that emotion in there too. But we’re very excited to be writing again next year and venturing out like we were staying in different parts of America to write, and Europe. So I can totally see how it was emotional at the time too.

RÜFÜS DU SOL Reflect on Their Coachella Set…

Tyrone: I mean that was definitely one of the highlights. Coachella is just one of those festivals. You see the lineups and you want to be there. And we had the opportunity to play at a really good slot. Yeah, we lucked out. And it was so special. We’d put a lot of time into that show. And I don’t know. I think sometimes it’s luck and a draw too… Especially where we are. It’s stayed in a state of mind as well. I remember with the Coachella show, every piece of the puzzle just came together and that moment and that first weekend, in particular, was just every expectation met and it was one of the most perfect moments in general. And the hype that Coachella brings and all of that, I guess it just all plays into this beautiful cacophony of magic. And at the moment I like that we’ve been having a year of starting again. It was very shaky at the beginning with that first Red Rock show in August and learning that performance, and musicianship again together as a band on stage has been really fun and honing in that show up until this point with the lighting and visuals to make that experience so tailored for the audience. We’re continually changing it every night

RÜFÜS DU SOL Tell Apple Music Penning a James Bond Theme Song Is One of Their Main Goals…

Tyrone: Yeah, we’ve got a list of goals. One is a James Bond song. A James Bond theme song.

RÜFÜS DU SOL on Whether They’re Playing Coachella 2023…

We aren’t. We’re not.

RÜFÜS DU SOL on Never Being Off…

Tyrone: It never stops, really. It’s funny hearing an off year and an on year. I guess that’s just the amount of time, but it never stops. When we’re flying between shows, I’m writing words or whatever. And James is there tinkering away, making a beat. It’s never really off. It’s always on. This is what I’d be doing, whether we were in a successful band or not, I’d be spending my days making tunes and tinkering in the background.

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