Angus & Julia Stone have shared the video for “Get Home,” the second single lifted from their forthcoming Rick Rubin-produced album.
The new clip, shot by longtime creative collaborator Jessie Hill, features Angus riding on his vintage motorbike, exploring remote Mexican towns and drinking mescal with the locals. The video is currently hosted on iTunes and can be seen here.
“Get Home” arrives on the heels of “Heart Beats Slow,” which debuted in the top 40 of the ARIA singles chart in June, giving the duo their first appearance on the list since “Big Jet Plane” landed in November 2010.
The new works will appear on the sibling duo’s new self-titled set, for which the pair spent six months in the company of Rubin. “This album is extraordinary; Angus and Julia are truly unique musicians,” Rubin said in a statement. “They are authentic and pure people who do things from the heart. I’ve never worked with anyone like them before.”
“Angus & Julia Stone,” recorded at Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios in Malibu through late 2013, marks the start of a new relationship with the master-producer’s American Recordings. The album will arrive Aug. 1 in the U.S. through American Recordings/Republic Records, Australasia through EMI, and on the same day in the U.K. via Virgin/EMI.
The Australian duo have sold half-a-million albums in their homeland. Their debut 2007 album “A Book Like This” achieved platinum status, but it was their sophomore album “Down The Way” that established the Stones as stars in the making. The set is now four-times platinum certified, and it went on to win multiple ARIA awards in 2010, including album of the year. The lead single from that album, “Big Jet Plane,” gained the Stones attention around the world. Closer to home, “Big Jet Plane” won for single of the year at the record industry’s flagship ARIA awards in 2010, it topped Triple J’s annual Hottest 100 poll, and took out the APRA song of the year award. The song is certified three-times platinum Down Under.
The group kick off a string of Australian tour dates with a gig Friday at the Splendour in the Grass festival. North America tour dates begin Oct. 6 at San Diego’s House of Blues, and a European trek starts Nov. 6 at BARTS in Barcelona.
The Stones have generously shared new music ahead of the album release. In recent days and weeks, the duo have dropped the video for “A Heartbreak” and streamed the audio for new works “Grizzly Bear” and “Death Defying Acts.”