When asked to describe the title track from his new record, Kyle Thomas—aka King Tuff—takes a deep breath. “It’s a song about hitting rock bottom,” he says. “I didn't even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge—this feeling—like there was this possibility of something else I could be doing… and then I just followed that possibility. To me, that’s what songwriting, and art in general, is about. You’re chasing something, there is something out there calling to you and you’re trying to get at it. The Other is basically where songs come from, it’s the hidden world, it’s the mystery.
Their second full-length LP As Above, So Below (2016) firmly established Stonefield as one of the key players in the current wave of Australian psych-rock, but Far From Earth sees the band's sound enter a whole new spectrum. With Black Mountain's Stephen McBean at the production helm, first single and album opener 'Delusion' demonstrates a shift from the hardened psych pop of earlier records toward more prog and heavy metal. The title track 'Far From Earth' extrapolates on this, as a bass drum pulses between blurry synth lines and circular guitar riffs.
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