Modern Tales

Modern Tales Presents “Pretty Little Thing”

Ahead of Debut Album Stars Align. Out now on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records

The brother duo Modern Tales, comprised of veteran producer Jonas Rathsman and singer Francis Novotny, release their new single, “Pretty Little Thing.”

The highly awaited debut album by the two, titled Stars Align, is scheduled to be released on RÜFÜS DU SOL Rose Avenue Records on June 30.

Modern Tales and their new single “Pretty Little Thing”

The track “Pretty Little Thing” is often regarded as one of the album’s most emotionally engaging tracks.

The impressive vocal range of Francis Novotny is given front-and-center attention here. He is backed by a spine-tingling piano melody and gripping synths that have echoes of Massive Attack and Trent Reznor.

The new single, which serves as the opening track for Stars Align, lays the groundwork for the remainder of the album, which features much more than just danceable indie-electronic numbers.

As Francis sings of someone who wants nothing more than to be with their sweetheart, catching glimpses of them “when the stars align,” Modern Tales create suspense in a cinematic manner with swelling synths. The band’s sound is reminiscent of the soundtrack to a movie.

Amidst the delicate keys, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ unveils a heartfelt symphony of longing and desire, where the depths of love embrace the hopeful yearning to be together. Let the piano’s melodies carry you through the emotions of an enamored heart, reminding us that sometimes the simplest words can hold the weight of an eternal connection.   — Modern Tales

RÜFÜS DU SOL and the duo

RÜFÜS DU SOL were so impressed with Modern Tales that as soon as they heard their soon-to-be-released album for the first time, they signed the band to their label and invited them to go on tour with them throughout Europe. Modern Tales swiftly gained the attention of RÜFÜS DU SOL.

After those shows, Modern Tales performed for two consecutive weekends at the Sundream Festival, which is a destination event hosted by RÜFÜS and taking place in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico over the course of three days.