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Aussie songbird Julia Stone is giving fans another glimpse into her forthcoming record, sharing her new single, Fire In Me. Co-written with Dann Hume, the track showcases Stone's haunting vocals above glam rock sonics, continuing her exploration of new soundscapes on Sixty Summers.
Conceptually exploring finding the strength within, the song is another jewel within Stone's discography, creating an emotional moment of inner reflection. Speaking of the track, the musician shares: “For me, Fire In Me was about creating a feeling of pure energy. I love the feeling when the music sounds like what the lyrics mean,”
Her first solo album in eight years, Sixty Summers arrives as a powerful rebirth for one of Australia’s most prolific artists. Moving away from her signature folk and indie-rock, the record moves into uncharted territory, exploring the world of late-night, moonlit pop. Due out this April, the album is set to showcase Stone at her truest, brightest self, sharing her long, secret love affair with this vibrant and complex genre.
Recorded sporadically over five years from 2015 to 2019, Sixty Summers was shaped profoundly by Stone’s key collaborators on the album: Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, and Annie Clark, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer known as St. Vincent. Bartlett and Clark were the symbiotic pair Stone needed to realise her first pop vision.
Sixty Summers is out April 30! Listen to Fire In Me below.