New Music: Angus Stone’s Dope Lemon
DOPE Lemon is a new musical project from Angus Stone with the first album, Honey Bones, to be released later this year.
Though Angus has recorded albums before under his own name (2012's Broken Brights) and as Lady of the Sunshine (2009's Smoking Gun), Dope Lemon is a new endeavour.
The first single to be lifted from the album is Uptown Folks, a tune that was unveiled last week.
Uptown Folks is a lyrical montage of all things good and bad in a world run by the folks with money and it's simple, world-changing message: get back to the garden.
Aside from some tracking in New York City and at the Industrial and Arts Estate in Byron Bay, the Honey Bones album has been three years in the making. It was recorded on Stone's farm, at his own personal recording studio, Belafonte Studios.
Honey Bones was tracked with Stone's close friends Rohin Brown (singer of The Walking Who) and Elliot Hammond (The Delta Riggs) on keys.
It was at Belafonte Studios that Angus and Rohin set out on a musical adventure of the mind, using sleep deprivation to unplug their artistic dams to explore the deepest recesses of maniacal creativity.