Virginia-based rising singer-songwriter and producer solar stone caught our consideration final 12 months with the empowering anthem “Crown.” Now with a brand new focus, Sunstoney returns with a model new undertaking titled 2079 who sees it shifting from lo-fi R&B to a extra dreamy psych-pop sound. Led by her longtime producer Owen Martin and a group of musicians starting from drummer Jaylon McCall And Jono Stewarthorns by Sebastian Ford And Graham Robertsonbass participant Cherry Jayk and extra manufacturing by Ohbliv and Sunstoney herself.
The undertaking begins with the upbeat report “RIDE” which units the tone with its psychedelic sound and driving drums that pair completely with Sunstoney’s towering and sultry vocal tracks. That is adopted by “GONE” which continues the theme with a extra laid again vibe. The manufacturing is cinematic and makes use of many layers with pulsing synths, moody textures and atmospheric textures, all backed by crisp drums. Sunstoney sounds greater than cozy right here and delivers a calming melodic efficiency that modifications vitality within the refrain part. On the Ohbliv-produced the title monitor “2079”, the undertaking actually steps up the experimental strategy with spatial vocal results that construct up refined reverbs and a wholesome dose of delays that make her vocals wealthy and hypnotic. The undertaking ends with “FREE” and “HOME”. The previous has a soulful aesthetic whereas the latter is extra ethereal and dreamy in additional methods than one.
Different standout tracks embrace “POOL” and “TRIP,” which showcase his expressive songwriting type that explores self-love and self-confidence no matter societal pressures.