A work of true depth and emotion
Julia Stone - By The Horns

Ms. Stone is one battered and bruised lady judging by this, her second solo album, but boy does she know how to translate pain into art! With tales of broken hearts and bitter afterthoughts, the album is heavily loaded, yet the delivery is one of sensitivity and vulnerability. “I’ve learned my lesson, no-one is to blame....except for you” she wanes. A minimalistic musical backdrop, predominantly keyboards, allows Stone’s vocal expanse to breathe and flourish. This is a clear transition from her work with brother Angus, allowing her individual expression, resulting in a work of true depth and emotion. The lady comes of age.


Words by TC

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