Elephant Stone have released their new video for the track titled ‘The Spark’ from their upcoming album ‘Back Into The Dream’, dropping February 24th. Heart and soul come alive in this retro tinged with the highlights of film permeating throughout.
Psych rock with a feeling of class and that glorious hook that catches you even at a distant listen, Elephant Stone shows the musicianship of giants and the poetry of saints.
About Elephant Stone & ‘The Spark’
Montreal-based Elephant Stone, a beacon in the psych-rock genre, is thrilled to announce their upcoming 6th album, Back Into the Dream, releasing on February 23rd, 2024. Fresh from a successful European tour full of sold-out shows, fans can anticipate a harmonious blend of introspective lyrics and entrancing melodies that represent the latest culmination of the band’s musical evolution.
Accompanying today’s announcement is the single + video “The Spark,” a compelling invitation to venture beyond the mundane and delve into profound self-exploration that sits atop a radiant power pop instrumental. “Crafting a song is like tapping into a kind of magic that exists beyond the realm of the ordinary. I’m in perpetual pursuit of that elusive sensation—the spark that turns fleeting thoughts into something immortal,” the band’s driving force Rishi Dhir admits. “’The Spark’ is my love letter to the art of songwriting, a tribute to the creative process itself. It’s about that serendipitous moment when time and space align, allowing you to capture lightning in a bottle. “The Spark” is Elephant Stone’s celebration of the art and magic of songwriting.
Venturing into the album’s themes, Back Into the Dream dwells on the mysteries of dreams, capturing the cycle of sleep and wakefulness. As Rishi puts it, “Our music aims to bridge the gap between the known and the unknown.” Pre-released tracks “Godstar” and “The Imajinary, Nameless Everybody in the World”—released together as “Dawn, Day, Dusk”—draw from the themes of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, delving into the intricacies of human existence, creation, life, and death, while “Lost In A Dream” carries listeners into an exploration of dream-like states and blurred realities.
Over 14 years, Rishi Dhir’s leadership and collaborations with icons such as Beck, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and The Black Angels have shaped Elephant Stone’s unique sound. With Dhir’s mastery on the sitar, the band’s music elevates beyond mere sound, presenting listeners with deep reflections on life’s myriad emotions. Embark on a journey with Elephant Stone and allow their music to guide you effortlessly Back Into the Dream.
The band also announced a North American tour set to kick off in 2024 with a hometown show in Montreal on March 22nd. More information can be found here.