NEW ALBUM: JULIA STONE | EVERYTHING IS CHRISTMAS
Australian folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julia Stone has released her first-ever Christmas album titled "Everything Is Christmas." The 14-track album will be released on December 10 through BMG. The tracklist includes Christmas classics like "Away In A Manger" and "Joy To The World," as well as covers of Joni Mitchell’s "River," Wham!’s "Last Christmas," and Mariah Carey’s holiday smash "All I Want For Christmas Is You." The album was recorded at Reservoir Studios in Midtown, New York, with Julia behind the production alongside collaborator Thomas Bartlett (St Vincent, Norah Jones, Yoko Ono). He also produced her most recent solo record, "Sixty Summers." Also joining her on the record was singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, bass player and pedal steel player James Gilligan, Leigh Fisher on drums and Nico Muhly on strings. “This record encapsulates my fondest childhood memories tinged by the reality that so many are forever missing from my life today,” Stone says. “I called the record, ‘Everything is Christmas’ because Christmas can hold one moment in time and a whole lifetime of memories. It marks the passage of time for our people and for us. Everything is a celebration, and everything is painful. Everything is love, and everything can be lost. Everything is Christmas.” In addition, Julia also teamed up with her brother Angus for their first collaborative album in four years, ‘Life Is Strange,’ soundtrack, which is the latest instalment of the eponymous video game franchise.