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New album “Rainbow Aisle” out February 28th on Green Island
Today, Indonesian duo Stars and Rabbit (Elda Suryani and Didit Saad) release new single “Little Mischievous”. The infectious track is accompanied by a video directed by Agung Pambudi, and is taken from their upcoming second studio album “Rainbow Aisle” due for release February 28th on Green Island Music.
On the writing process behind the new track “Little Mischievous”, Elda says, “I’ve always wondered how far my creative mind can go when I’m exploring different musical paradigms. On this record, it feels like meeting a me I’ve never known. Luckily, Didit can connect me to that musical wilderness. “Little Mischievous” captures all that.”
Of his own process, Didit has said, “When we get bored with life’s routine, sometimes wild ideas pop-up that make us feel more alive.”
On the themes in the video accompanying “Little Mischievous”, Didit has said to him it speaks of the idea that “there’s another ‘me’ in everyone, if only people looked in the right way. I think people would surprise themselves”, while Elda suggests it simply being “a slight reminder that everybody can access their inner child anytime they want to – just make sure no one is harmed!”
“Little Mischievous” is an enticing taste of what’s to come from Stars and Rabbit’s second album “Rainbow Aisle” ahead its release on February 28th
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Originating from Yogyakarta, the band formed in 2011 and have been on the rise ever since, releasing an EP, multiple live records, a collaboration with the group Bottlesmoker, and their debut album “Constellations” in 2015. In 2017 their single “Man Upon The Hill” was released to critical acclaim, with The Line Of Best Fit describing it as “…a truly spectacular piece of forward-thinking folk” whilst the video for it was nominated for Best Pop Video Newcomer at the UK Music Video Awards.
2019 saw a shift for the group, with original guitarist Adi Widodo making the decision to leave the band and previous producer for the group, Didit Saad, taking his place alongside Elda Suryani to form the new Stars and Rabbit. Saad worked closely on the “Constellations” album as their producer, and has been a constant presence throughout their rise so it made perfect sense for him to join after Widodo’s departure.
Rainbow Aisle tracklisting:
1, Little Mischievous
2, Illusory Utopia
3, Naked King
4, Any Day In The Park
5, The Magician
6, St. Ann
7, I Don’t Wish To Carry You Anymore
8, Blue Boat Lovers
9, Attic No.7
10, In The Mean Time
11, Story Of Them All
12, Untitled 4