A few years ago we were shocked to hear that Angus & Julia Stone were parting ways to pursue solo careers. But today we were pleasantly surprised to see that they have once again joined forces to deliver ‘Heart Beats Slow’, their first track as a duo since Down The Way four years ago. And although there may have been some slight hesitation between the siblings, it was the work of acclaimed producer Rick Rubin (known for his work with Mick Jagger, Kanye and Adele over the past 30 years) that we have to thank.
The track features a bit more oomph and back-and-forth vocals than we’re used to seeing from Australia’s favourite folk duo, but the new direction definitely works for them. The track is the first taste we have of the duo’s self-titled third album which is set for release on August 1st, however fans heading along to Splendour In The Grass will be able get a taste of the real thing before the release. Are you digging their new style? Have a listen to the new track below.