DOPE LEMON has dropped his new album, Kimosabè.
Angus Stone announced his fourth album under the DOPE LEMON moniker a few months ago. It’s a special release for Stone as it’s the first DOPE LEMON record that reveals the man behind the moniker.
“This record is everything that’s me,” he recently said. “In the past, the artwork has been anonymous in a way because I was trying to explore these styles, and having this shield in front of me was beautiful – I could sort of slink around in the shadows and wouldn’t have the public make judgement on the person behind it.
“This record, I had moments of clarity reflecting on my childhood, and I was able to see where I want to be in the future. So putting myself on the cover just felt right.”
DOPE LEMON’s album contains the singles “Miami Baby”, a laidback anthem that recalled the slacker rock of the ’90s, and the title track, which was inspired by the cult comedy Step Brothers. “Kimosabè”, the track, even sampled the film, with Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow credited as co-writers.
Kimosabè is the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2021’s Rose Pink Cadillac, which peaked at number one on the ARIA Vinyl Chart and ARIA Album Chart, and was crowned as triple j’s Feature Album the following year. The title track also placed at number 27 on triple j’s Hottest 100 2021.
Just before the release of the album in September, DOPE LEMON performed two special shows – at The Forum in Melbourne on September 14th, followed by a performance at Sydney Opera House the next day. He’ll debut at the iconic Laneway Festival in Australia and New Zealand early next year, which will be preceded by a trip to the US to perform at Austin City Limits.
DOPE LEMON’s Kimosabè is out now via BMG.