Angus & Julia Stone Return With New Single “Snow”
June 13, 2017 BY Nettwerk
Angus & Julia Stone return with “Snow,” the first taste of music to be unveiled from their forthcoming new album, out later this year on Nettwerk Records. The first notes of “Snow” are instantly transporting. The guitar is a scratchy, wooden memory laid over a moment of silence. The gently driving organ beat emerges and takes you with it, beginning the next enchanting journey with the Australian brother-sister duo.
“‘Snow’ is both of us. We sat down and wrote it together,” Angus says, continuing a process the siblings began at the suggestion of producer Rick Rubin on their self-tilted album of 2014. “That was the first time that we actually started writing together, in the same room, and I guess we took a leaf from that chapter into this record.”
Plot-wise, “Snow” is the first moment of a new chapter for the duo, previous releases accounting for over half a million album sales in Australia alone. The Sydney-born siblings produced and largely engineered it themselves, in Angus’s cottage studio, Belafonté, in the Byron Bay hinterland.
Since the duo began performing together in 2006, their story has unfolded with an almost magical magnetism that has galvanized the world. Their albums have amassed multi-platinum sales and numerous ARIA and APRA awards at home, and won a fanbase of millions over spiraling tours of the UK, Europe and North America. The band has over 5 million listeners all over the world who tune in monthly to stream their music.
Their quietly hypnotic songs have infiltrated film and TV from the recent Woody Harrelson film The Edge Of 17 to TV shows like Pretty Little Liars, Suits and Revenge, as well as a national TV advertisement for Maybelline. They have cast their spell over the world’s key festivals: Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Rock Werchter, Hurricane, Austin City Limits, Electric Picnic and Splendour In The Grass.
“Sweet, sun-drenched folk-pop with a sparse, moody lyrical edge…” — Rolling Stone 10 New Artists You Need To Know
“It goes without saying that if the renowned, elusive music producer and Def Jam Records co-founder Rick Rubin gets excited about someone, they’re probably destined for great things.” — The New York Times
“You know when a band you’ve dismissed utterly blindsides you? Cue a belated crush on this brother-sister duo.” — The Guardian