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DOPE LEMON Is Loving Life in ‘Miami Baby’

The irresistibly sun-drenched track is the latest taste of DOPE LEMON’s forthcoming album, ‘Kimosabè’



DOPE LEMON is loving life in “Miami Baby”.

On the second single from his forthcoming album, Kimosabè, DOPE LEMON conjures sun-soaked memories of ’90s indie slackers like Beck. Hazy vocals, psych-tinged guitar lines, and endless grooves are exactly what’s required to light up the final weeks of winter blues.

Produced by DOPE LEMON himself, his chilled character in the track sounds so laidback as to be almost horizontal.

Angus Stone announced his fourth album under the DOPE LEMON moniker a few months ago. Kimosabè will be 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 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.”

Alongside “Miami Baby”, the album features the recently released title track, which was 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.

Following the release of album in September, DOPE LEMON will perform two special shows – at The Forum in Melbourne on September 14th, followed by a show at Sydney Opera House the next day.

DOPE LEMON’s “Miami Baby” is out now. Kimosabè is out Friday, September 29th via BMG (pre-save/pre-order here).