Angus & Julia Stone - A Heartbreak

8 July 2014, 12:49

A Heartbreak is taken from the album Angus & Julia Stone, which is out 4 August.

The album was produced by Rick Rubin and follows up 2010's Down The Way, after which the pair both decided to take some time to work on solo material.

Rubin heard Angus and Julia’s music playing at a friend’s party and quickly decided he had to get in contact and invited them to LA.

"We landed in LA and were looking at each other going, ‘What the fuck are we going to do?’" Angus jokes. "We had no idea how it would come together".

"It took a while to get to a place where we thought it was a good idea," admits Julia. "We were enjoying the time apart, enjoying our different directions. There was no conversation of, ‘When are we doing another Angus & Julia record?’ It never even came up."

Apparently it was after spending time with the producer that the pair decided to give it another go.

"We decided that we would only move forward with the record if it felt real and it felt like the right thing.. I think this is what made the record what it is." explains Angus. 

"We found a new way to make music together," states Julia of the outcome.  "I think we had enough space from each other to be able to really listen to this time and appreciate each other’s ideas, thoughts and feelings."

Rubin has called the album "extraordinary".