Ardyn, the British brother/sister duo of Katy and Rob Pearson, released their new single “Throwing Stones” today along with an animated video. Created by Alden Volley (Temples, Nick Mulvey), the video is a striking accompaniment to the Gloucestershire duo’s latest track. Stereogum premiered the clip today, saying the song “couches [mystic qualities] amongst a beat that almost lurches over and synths that stab (even if they stab gently). Those pieces carefully lock together and give the song a forward momentum, pushing you along into the simmering whirlwind of the chorus.”
Speaking of the song, Katy Pearson says: “‘Throwing Stones’ was inspired by feeling very disillusioned, in particular with the current state of politics and unrest in the world. With everything seemingly going a bit haywire, I felt I needed to put that into words. We’d also recently watched The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock which definitely stuck with me, so the song party draws from that film.”
Produced with friend and collaborator Tourist, who worked alongside the band on previous single “Together,” “Throwing Stones” is a darker musical home for the duo, a song with intent, focused around Katy Pearson’s piercing lyrics, “You’re somebody that’s not like me, and I won’t believe a word you speak.”
Furthering their relationship with friend and producer Tourist, the band appear on his latest single “We Stayed Up All Night.” The huge new track from the UK producer features Katy’s unmistakable vocals. It has been receiving great plaudits, hitting #1 on the Hype Machine and featured on Spotify Viral Charts around the world.