“Ultra-Lite Midlife Paradise” is the first outing for mysterious new London-based project Stoner.
The project's name isn't a reference to Stoner rock, but in fact is an homage to the classic 1965 novel by John Williams. Like the book, Stoner's debut release has a tangible atmosphere of melancholy. The mournful track was written after watching a documentary about Wilko Johnson and his battle with terminal cancer, and Stoner explains that the track is “about returning home and dealing with a parent who was very fearful of death”.
In harmony with the weighty elements of sorrow in the track, the minimal bluesy guitars and stunning Roy Orbison-esque wavering vocals bring a gentle serenity to the expansive track.