DOPE LEMON has announced his new album will arrive this year.
Angus Stone’s fourth album under the moniker, Kimosabè, will be released in September. 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 says. “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 has dropped the titular single today, a song inspired by the cult comedy Step Brothers. “Kimosabè” even samples the film, with Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow credited as co-writers.
Kimosabè (the album) 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.
Considering that DOPE LEMON decided to give away a rose pink 1960 Cadillac Fleetwood to one lucky fan to celebrate his previous album, who knows what he has planned for fans in the lead-up to the release of Kimosabè.
Alongside releasing his fourth album, DOPE LEMON has lots of tour dates planned for 2023, including festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Rockwerchter and Best Kept Secret.