Stars and Rabbit

Stars and Rabbit


“...a truly spectacular piece of forward-thinking folk."
- The Line Of Best Fit

Indonesian folk-pop duo Stars and Rabbit are set to unveil their magical new video for single Man Upon The Hill, out now via Green Island Music.

The video is a feast for the eyes; visually stunning from the offset, framing the captivating lead singer Elda Suryani and guitarist Adi Widodo in numerous ethereal landscapes in their native Indonesia. This video was directed by Bona Palma, in collaboration with senior D.O.P Arief Pribadi, telling the story of two separate entities unwittingly interconnected by time and space. “Being in nature connects you to your own deepest thoughts and feelings and only through that can you really listen to them." explains Elda, ”the song was created out in the open, in nature, therefore the music video needed to be echo those same feelings”.

The single is a whimsical folk tale about a man on top of a hill who is accepting reality, letting go of his past and moving on. Elda’s incredibly unique vocal carries the song effortlessly and conjures memories of gifted female vocalists such as Björk, Lamb and CoCoRosie. Combining her enchanting vocals with Adi’s stunning musical arrangement, Man Upon The Hill is a wonderfully quirky track, filled with dream-like qualities that fans of Emiliana Torrini and First Aid Kit will identify with.

The duo formed in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2011 when Elda enlisted the skills of Adi to help her with her songwriting. As their songwriting thrived and compositions began to take shape, the pair decided to come up with a band name, settling on Stars and Rabbit, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since the release of previous singles Worth It and The House, the band have continued to create a name for themselves in their home country, where they have a huge reputation, gaining support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit and IDOL Magazine in the UK as well as Indonesia's Rolling Stone Magazine and The Beat Magazine amongst many others.

Man Upon The Hill is out now via Green Island Music.

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