Pop Music Star Julia Stone Shares her brand new single ‘UNREAL‘ Featured along with Official Music Video, After her latest hit ‘Break‘
Written for her close collaborator and producer Thomas Bartlett, Stone explains the track’s anatomy – a dichotomy between darkness and delight. “When I’m with Thomas, I feel like myself. I don’t have to hide any part of who I am because I’m all loved by him,” she explains, before swiftly shifting the focus – “The song, like songs often do as they come to life, transformed, and became both about feeling real and authentic with someone and the opposite of that – the feeling when you’re around certain people and it’s hard to be yourself for whatever reason”.
The Release of ‘Unreal’ includes a visual adaptation with award-worthy performances from Stone and Australian co-star, Damon Herriman, who most recently appeared as Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Shot at Sydney’s Coogee Beach, the official video for ‘Unreal’ depicts a heart-wrenching, futuristic, Hollywood-esque plotline of love, loss, memory, and the power of grief.
Julia Stone’s love interest fails to accept the loss of his partner and attempt to bring her back to life in clone form. The final, moving scene of the piece shows us it’s not the first time he has tried.
“What appealed to me most about this project, aside from the opportunity to work with the magnetic and talented Julia, was the chance to explore the emotional territory of relationships, love, loss and grief through the lens of the sci-fi genre. I leapt at the opportunity to work with Julia, Damon, producer Emily Cook, and cinematographer Sam Chiplin. These creative pursuits are nothing without an amazing team.”
As eerie as it is beautiful, the video was directed by Bonnie Moir, director of internationally acclaimed short films ‘We’re Not Here’ & ‘Dear Michelle’. Moir explains:
The Rising Star emerged in July this year with a dazzling new single ‘Break’. The single marked a profound shift for the artist; a shedding of skin from her folk origins. Since its release, ‘Break’ has clocked up 1.3 million streams worldwide, receiving widespread Spotify support including 9 New Music Fridays globally, Broad Chords, Women of AU+NZ, We Love Indie, Listen Local and Indie Arrivals. On Apple Music, ‘Break’ received love across New Music Daily throughout the world, ALT CTRL, Untitled, New In Indie, Alt Pop and Global Beats of the Week by Dre.
Since the release of her 2012 debut solo album, By the Horns, Stone has placed her creative energies into various artistic endeavours. She and brother Angus released their second and third albums – 2014’s self-titled, Platinum-selling, ARIA # 1-debuting Angus & Julia Stone, and 2017’s Gold-accredited Snow featuring their hit ‘Chateau’ which took out #3 on the triple j Hottest 100 of 2018.
The New Single ‘Unreal‘ by Julia Stone follows her latest single ‘Break’