Julia Stone has shared her new single, “Fire In Me,” the track is off her forthcoming release Sixty Summers. “Fire In Me” was co-written with Dann Hume. Stone says of the song. “I love the feeling when the music sounds like what the lyrics mean,” she describes. A true international effort, “Fire In Me” came together between Sydney with Dann Hume, New York with Thomas Bartlett and in Annie Clark’s (aka St Vincent’s) studio in L.A with the horn lines recorded in infamous Sing Sing studios on Chapel St, Melbourne. “Fire In Me” stands as the fifth taste of Julia Stone’s third solo album Sixty Summers (now due for release on April 30t due to a delay in vinyl production). It follows “We All Have (feat. Matt Berninger)”
Recorded sporadically over five years from 2015 to 2019, Sixty Summers collaborators on the album include 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 realize her first pop vision. A wizard of production and songwriting, Bartlett helped coax Sixty Summers’ independent, elemental spirit from Stone, writing and recording over 30 demos with her at his studio in New York. Itself a thoroughfare for indie rock luminaries, some of whom, such as the aforementioned Matt Berninger from The National and Bryce Dessner, ended up on the album.
Stone’s 2014’s release By The Horns, found her grappling with the natural darkness that comes with loving too much, Sixty Summers finds Stone claiming every part of herself: fire, fury, love, lust, longing. Touching on reference points as disparate as the avant-funk of Talking Heads (on “Break”) the romantic 2am musings of Serge Gainsbourg (“Free”, “Dance”) and the sleek, ecstatic synth work of Lorde’s Melodrama (“Substance”).
2. Sixty Summers
3. We All Have (feat. Matt Berninger)
8. Fire In Me
13. I Am No One
14. Dance (French Version)
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