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Aussie songbird Julia Stone has enlisted The National’s Matt Berninger on her new track, We All Have. The song is set to appear on Stone’s highly-anticipated third solo album Sixty Summers, which will now be released on Friday 16 April due to a delay in vinyl production.
Another tantalising taste of the musicians long-awaited third record, We All Have is a sweet ballad that celebrates our ability to heal, especially when faced with devastating pain. Built upon beautiful piano melodies and finger-plucked guitars, the duos distinct vocals work together in perfect harmony to create a moving listening experience that soars above a pared back soundscape.
“This song is about how everything transforms and moves; even though you feel so shitty at one point, it might shift into something new,” says Stone of the inspiration behind the song. “Love is all that we really need to be here for —not love with someone else but love in your heart.”
Speaking of the collaboration, Berninger shares: "It's always really inspiring to hear old friends creating such amazing music. I've been a big fan of Julia's work for a long time, and it was so fun to be invited to be a part of this song!"
The track is accompanied by a visual, directed by twice ARIA nominated director Gabriel Gasparinatos (Baker Boy, ONEFOUR). Featuring Gasparinatos cousin Jesse Gasparinatos, a second-generation Abalone diver based out of Australia's southernmost Tasmanian town, the clip was shot over a week spent on Jesse's fishing boat late last year. Shot in one of Tasmania's most remote landscapes, the visual follows the secluded relationship between a diver and their deck-hand, exploring the lightness and darkness in grief and isolation.
Sixty Summers is out April 16! Watch the music video for We All Have below.