I have a bit of a soft spot for Angus & Julia Stone. I won’t go on and on about it, expect to say that this brother-sister duo are exactly what a casual listener sometimes just needs to relax and unwind. Off their last album Snow (released October last year) comes a song called Nothing Else, which is completely in the spirit of their dreamy indie rock style. It has already amassed a little over seven million streams on Spotify, an indication of the appeal of the song. Equally mesmerising is the music video for Nothing Else, which features the intoxicating Julia Stone playing two versions of herself: the buttoned up, responsible businesswoman and the free-spirited, creative artist.
Julia recently explained the premise of the song and video where she said, “It’s about self acceptance and self love. I wanted to make a video that shows an aspect of the relationship we have with ourselves. The parts we love, the parts that we find irritating or unlovable. The relationship in the video begins with judgment and frustration. By the end of the video, there is an acceptance from both versions…an ease with the different elements, the contradictions of who we are.”