Dope Lemon Announces Fourth Album and Reveals New Single, ‘Kimosabè’
One of Australia’s most celebrated indie artists, DOPE LEMON, has returned with the announcement of his fourth resplendent album, ‘Kimosabè‘ (due Friday, September 1 via BMG). The news is paired with the release of the suave titular single – produced by the artist himself. The release was inspired by the cult classic film Step Brothers (2008) and samples the movie, with Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow credited as co-writers.
‘Kimosabè’ is a divine and open-armed universe, boasting ethereal and mesmerising soundscapes, that transcends the status quo. It’s the first DOPE LEMON album that reveals the face of Angus Stone, the project’s brainchild, on its cover. He comments: “This record is everything that’s me. 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.”
Brimming with temperate melodic guitars and palliative drums, the title track is another effortless offering, complimented charmingly by DOPE LEMON’s sedative voice. The charismatic bass line allows the song to flow seamlessly, as the sultry production emits a tranquil atmosphere, embracing listeners in a laid-back manner. Guided by a funky strut and apt lyrics – “please, don’t go f*ck with my vibe” – the song’s motive and personality provide perception for the upcoming record.
Most recent album ‘Rose Pink Cadillac‘ peaked at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Chart and ARIA Album Chartand was crowned as triple j‘s Feature Album in 2022. The record’s title track placed at #27 in triple j’s Hottest 100 (2021). The accolades don’t stop there, with David Letterman personally selecting DOPE LEMON’s ‘Marinade‘ as the theme song for the new season of his hit Netflix show ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction‘.
Kimosabè’ (single) is available worldwide now, via BMG.
Kimosabè (album) will be available worldwide on Friday, September 1 via BMG.
Kimosabè will be released on picture disc vinyl, coloured vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats.