Elephant Stone release new single ‘History Repeating’ – the latest to be lifted from their recently announced new album ‘Back Into The Dream’.Montreal psych-pop band Elephant Stone are releasing their new single ‘History Repeating’ today – the latest to be lifted from their recently announced new album ‘Back Into The Dream’. Out February 23rd 2024 on Fuzz Club which is available to pre-order here
The album arrives off the back of a run of packed-out EU/EU tour-dates in September. The latest extract ‘History Repeating’ is a poignant reflection on Canada's Indigenous history, crafting an evocative plea for acknowledgment and progress.
Talking about the single, Rishi Dhir says: “History has a haunting tendency to repeat itself, from the scars of colonialism to the rise of authoritarian regimes. It's as if we're trapped in a loop, forever replaying the same tragedies. 'History Repeating' is my way of confronting these harsh realities, particularly as they relate to my home country of Canada, which was built on the deeply troubling foundations of genocide and ethnic cleansing targeted at Indigenous peoples. In recent years, thanks to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the appalling truths about our past have been laid bare, including the discovery of thousands of unmarked graves—a haunting testament to our collective failures. This song serves as an urgent plea: let's break the cycle. Let's learn from the darkest chapters of our history to create a more just and compassionate future."
Dhir, the creative force behind Elephant Stone, has expertly navigated the psych-pop scene for over 14 years. Their discography, laden with introspective lyrics and transcendent musicality touching on loss, grief, and existential crises, deeply resonates with listeners across the globe. The band – featuring Dhir (vocals, bass, sitar) alongside Miles Dupire (drums), Jason Kent (keys, guitar), and Robbie MacArthur (guitar) – have remained unwaveringly dedicated to their distinctive sound and these new songs continue Elephant Stone's narrative journey and showcase the band's ever-evolving sound, deftly balancing human complexities with introspective themes.