Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone are to release their 4th Album ‘Snow. The duo broke internationally in 2010 with sophomore set Down The Way and then stepped it up a notch by teaming up with legendary producer Rick Rubin on the self-titled follow-up.
The new album continues a process the siblings began at the suggestion of producer Rick Rubin on their self-titled 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. This time round though, every song on the record we wrote together,” Angus says. “It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us,” Julia chimes in. “There’s always at least an engineer or tour manager but the last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time.” If the lead single is any indication, which is a gorgeous, shoe-gazing ditty called “Snow,”the duo’s latest is going to be one of the year’s most-rewarding listening experiences.
The Sydney-born siblings produced and largely engineered it themselves, in Angus’s cottage studio, Belafonté, in the Byron Bay hinterland. Their last album ‘Angus & Julia Stone’ released in 2014 reached no 1 in Australia and was top 10 in France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands and the new one looks set for great heights too.