Indonesian folk-pop duo Stars and Rabbit have released their brand new single Man Upon The Hill, out now via Green Island Music. The single is taken from the band’s debut album Constellation, which is available to buy on iTunes now.
The release of Man Upon The Hill quickly follows on from download track ‘The House’, which is available to stream and download on their Soundcloud page. You can also watch the mesmerizing video for the track via the band’s YouTube channel.
Man Upon The Hill is a whimsical folk tale about a man on top of a hill who is accepting reality, letting go of his past and moving on. Lead singer Elda Suryani’s incredibly unique vocal carries the song effortlessly and conjures memories of gifted female vocalists such as Björk, Lamb and CoCoRosie. Combining her enchanting vocals with guitarist Adi Widodo’s stunning musical arrangement, Man Upon The Hill is a wonderfully quirky track, filled with dream-like qualities that fans of Emiliana Torrini and First Aid Kit will identify with.
The duo formed in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2011 when Elda enlisted the skills of Adi to help her with her songwriting. As their songwriting thrived and compositions began to take shape, the pair decided to come up with a band name, settling on Stars and Rabbit, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since the release of previous singles Worth It and The House, the band have continued to create a name for themselves in their home country, where they have a huge reputation, gaining support from the likes of Indonesia’s Rolling Stone Magazine and The Beat Magazine amongst many others.
Man Upon The Hill by Stars and Rabbit is out now via Green Island Music. Their debut album Constellation is available to buy on iTunes now.