Julia Stone reveals that her hugely anticipated third solo album Sixty Summers will be released on February 19 via BMG.
Eight years after Stone’s last solo record, Sixty Summers arrives as a powerful rebirth for one of Australia’s most prolific artists. Emerging from the wildernesses of folk and indie-rock, with Sixty Summers Stone dives headfirst into the cosmopolitan, hedonistic world of late-night, moonlit pop. The stunning album brings us the grit and glitter of the city, with all its attendant joys, dangers, romances and risks. It is Stone at her truest, brightest self, a revered icon finally sharing her long, secret love affair with this vibrant and complex genre.
In tandem with the news of the album’s release, Stone unveils third single ‘Dance’ with video directed by Jessie Hill and featuring extraordinary performances from multi award-winning actors Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover
Dance’ is Stone’s third single release in 2020, after ‘Break’ and ‘Unreal’, all of which will feature on Sixty Summers.
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 vision.
Of Stone, Clark comments, “Jules is the best. We were always fond of each other from afar, but after working on this, we became great friends. She’s a brilliant girl — tenacious, perfectionistic, so smart. All fire.”
The record is a thoroughfare for indie rock luminaries, some of whom, such as The National’s Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner and Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa ended up on the album… The album is available to pre-order now.
The live shows in February, a week after the release of her record, will bring the beauty of this record and her previous work to stage all the while embracing the intimate atmosphere of these shows. This show will have a strict no camera, no photos or videos policy.
Please note – If you purchase more than 4 tickets, you will not all be able to sit together. Groups will be seated in fours.