Coming off the back of an enormous 2021 with the release of his debut album ‘Northside Lullaby‘ alongside various singles (‘Run‘ & ‘Hard To Love Freestyle‘), Melbourne’s Brandon Stone has made a long-awaited return unveiling a moody new cut titled ‘Baby Blue Interlude‘.
Laced with stripped-back production the record offers slow percussion and pulsating synths, leaving room for Brandon Stone to empty his heart through introspective wordplay. While sonically it projects a mellow soundscape fuelled with soft undertones, Stone’s vocal delivery says otherwise as he explores his struggles of dealing with love and heartbreak.
What’s more, ‘Baby Blue Interlude‘ comes complete with accompanying visuals (shot & directed by BONN) to perfectly encompass the punchy and gloomy aesthetics that are so prevalent in the audible. It’s just Brandon Stone, the mic, and his capsized emotions.
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Following the release of ‘Baby Blue Interlude‘, TLF managed to chat with Brandon Stone about the new record, his process, what’s in store for 2022, and more!
Check out the full interview below:
First off, how are things? How’s the start of 2022 been for you?
2022 has been busy and chaotic, just the way I like it. Steady focusing on growth and the blueprint I have in place. 2022 looking like a lot of fun for sure.
Congrats on the release of your ‘Baby Blue Interlude’! Tell us about the process when it came to writing this one?
It really came about from those 2AM drives, catching yourself in the feels type thing. I was driving and pulled up, and this was the first beat I came across, the lyrics were the easiest part.
This release certainly feels like a way for you to clear your mind and leave it all on the record, what do you hope resonates with listeners when they hit play?
I just feel the heartbreak and love vibes are the easiest to resonate with. I can get into my bag with this kind of thing and write for hours on end. Fun fact, I wrote all my lyrics for my ‘loverboy’ EP all in one night.
It’s safe to say you’ve been experimenting with different sounds, tempos, and flows, what/who inspires your vision when it comes to music as of late?
My biggest musical inspiration is Drake as well as Mac Miller and Dave. I never try to be like them but I do study and take away as many techniques and learn from their blueprint as much as possible.
What else can we look forward to seeing from Brandon Stone in 2022?
You can expect everything and more. A project. Visuals. Shows. Interviews. All of the above. 2022 is about legacy.