Last month ‘When I Dream’ became the first single sonic to be dispatched from Solarstone’s Ibizan album/loveletter, ‘island’. Joining it today, ‘Summer Fills The Sky’expands on ‘island’s mission to musically encapsulate the 2020 White Isle expedition most had to forgo.
‘Summer Fills The Sky’ is Solarstone’s musical backing to that first full, uncheckable moment of rapture that every island tripper experiences. When the journey’s done and – viewed from balcony or beach – the point between the ocean below & the heavens above melts into one.
For its standalone release, Solarstone frees ‘Sky’ from album runtime constraints, developing its multiple themes into an epic, nigh-on-10-minute expansion. Sunkissed timbale rhythms underpin its curled acid, while vocoders grace the vocal and the harps & arps bring it its heart. Solarstone also turns ‘Summer’ into a family affair, with son Oscar playing session guitar on the track and making his recording debut in the process.
The Original and & Extended versions of ‘Summer Fills The Sky’ arrive on all good streaming & sales platforms today. ‘island’, the full 10-track evocation of the first 24 hours upon Isla Blanca is available now and can be pre-ordered here.