To celebrate the release of Angus and Julia Stone’s highly-anticipated new album, the ethereal duo have compiled an intimate playlist of their favourite songs exclusively for The Arcadia Online.
Their self-titled new album was produced by none other than the legendary Rick Rubin. Rubin has worked with the music industries elite including; Jay-Z, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Johnny Cash.
Speaking of working with Angus and Julia, Rubin said: “Angus and Julia are truly unique musicians. They are authentic and pure people who do things from the heart. I’ve never worked with anyone like them before.”
Angus & Julia have delivered an album that defies expectations. Call it a coming of age or a re-invention, but their new album is their most exciting, visceral yet.
1. Snap Out Of It – Arctic Monkeys
“Forever isn’t for everyone. Is Forever for you?”
Another great song from this band. I love the way the way their music makes me feel – like I want to go out and dance.
2. Blue Moon- Beck
This is my Dreamy morning song. It’s the perfect pace for the morning… Wakes me up and gets me excited for wandering the streets.
3. Mind Mischief – Tame Impala
Sometimes I just like the sound of band, and this band has a great sound. 60’s Pink Floyd meets stoner rock with a cool groove and killer harmonies.
4. Shades of Cool – Lana Del Ray
I love the melody with these lyrics – ‘But I can’t fix him. Can’t make him better… and I can’t do nothing about this strange weather’
And then the way her voice travels when the track opens up with the band. Very graceful.
5. Modern Love – David Bowie
Fell in love with his record ‘Let’s Dance’ after doing acoustic version. I like to be taken back to the tour I did singing this song. Was a beautiful time singing in old churches. Good for dancing after a show as well!
6. Lotus Flower – Radio Head
This song makes time travel possible, which can be really helpful.
7. Slave to Love – Bryan Ferry
Love this because it has a spacious and sexy 70’s feel to it. Makes me want to follow love anywhere it takes me.
8. The Way- Bonnie Prince
Billy from ‘Master & Everyone’
This song is one I love listening to to get to sleep. This whole record is perfect to drift off into dreams. So peaceful. His gentle foot-tapping coming through the microphone throughout this record is perfect.
9. How Do I Know- Here We Go Magic
Just because… everything. The words, the feel, they’ve captured the confusion of love in a really melodic and joyful way.
10. Inner City Blues (Make me wanna holler) – Marvin Gaye
Marvin’s sweetness in delivering the hardships of the inner city and the volatile 60s encapsulate the times vividly.
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Buy Angus and Julia Stone’s self-titled new album here.