DOPE LEMON is one of Australia’s most celebrated indie artists and, today, has announced Kimosabè, his new album due September 1 via BMG, along with the self-produced title track and new video. He has also announced North American festival dates including Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands and Austin City Limits – see all North American dates below and look for more to be announced soon.
Brimming with melodic guitars and palliative drums, “Kimosabè” was inspired by the comedy cult classic film Step Brothers, with the track built around a sample from the film. The song is another effortless offering, complemented 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 jovial funky strut and apt lyrics – “don’t go f*ck with my vibe” – the song’s motive and personality provide perception for the upcoming record.
Kimosabè is a divine and open-armed universe, boasting ethereal and mesmerizing soundscapes that transcend the status quo. It’s the first DOPE LEMON album that reveals the face of Angus Stone, the project’s brainchild, on its cover. “This record is everything that’s me,” notes DOPE LEMON. “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 judgment 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.”
Kimosabè will be available worldwide on Friday, September 1 via BMG. In addition to streaming on digital platforms, Kimosabè will be released on limited edition picture-disc vinyl, sea-blue vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats. Pre-order / pre-save / pre-add HERE: https://dope-lemon.lnk.to/kimosabePR.
DOPE LEMON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
08/02 Chicago, IL – Park West *Official Lollapalooza Aftershow
08/03 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/04 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
08/12 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
10/08 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits