Julia Stone Gives Us A Little Taste From Her Upcoming Album “Sixty Summers” With New Single “Fire In Me“
The new single ‘Fire In Me’ from Julia, brings us a glam rock stomp, and Stone’s haunting vocals, ‘Fire In Me’ is one of Sixty Summers’ most instantly striking tracks. Co-written with Dann Hume, the glamorous pound of ‘Fire In Me’ mirrors the song’s lyrical content, which describes the feeling of “fire in your belly” — the ability to be, or do, anything one wants.
Julia shares, “For me, ‘Fire In Me’ was about creating a feeling of pure energy,” Stone says of the song. “I love the feeling when the music sounds like what the lyrics mean,” she describes.
The new single follows Julia stone songs ‘Dance’, the ethereal and otherworldly ‘Unreal’ and, her first single in more than 8 years, ‘Break’ – an exciting and dizzying song drenched in dazzling moonlit pop. The aforementioned tracks join nine others on Sixty Summers, the scope of which is dizzyingly vast.
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.
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, Bartlett’s studio was perfect fertile ground for Stone’s growth. “Making this record with Thomas, I felt so free. I can hear it in the music,” says Stone.
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’), Sixty Summers is an album you can dance to and one you can lose yourself in completely.