Angus Stone talks Monsters ahead of sold out show at Tanks Arts Centre
Where the wild things are: Angus Stone and his new clip for Monsters, taken from his chart-topping album Broken Brights.
For the film clip for Monsters, the fourth single from his solo album Broken Brights, Angus Stone is the first to admit he took a bit of inspiration from Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's classic Where The Wild Things Are.
Imbued with a sense of childlike wonder, the video for Monsters sees the Australian singer-songwriter being dragged through the undergrowth of an unnamed forest, jumping off waterfalls and even being attacked by a gang of monsterous children - something Angus says was a lot of fun.
"I spent the whole day running through the forest, wacking into trees, climbing through the boroughs, jumping off waterfalls and having little kids throw spears, rocks and arrows at me," he says with a chuckle.
"It was all pretty fun. It was definitely the funnest clip I've ever made, it was nice to be creative with it.''
Like the clip, Angus is clearly happy with how his new solo album Broken Brights is travelling.
Debuting at No1 on iTunes and No2 on the ARIA Albums Charts, Broken Brights didn't take long to achieve Gold certification and has since produced four hit singles - Broken Brights, Bird On A Buffalo, Wooden Chair and the afformentioned Monsters.
"It's travelling really well," he says.
"I don't know why, but all the shows around the world have been unique in their own way. I'm happy with the way its been received, I really didn't know how it would all go down before I released it. It's great to know people are receiving it the way they are and I'm getting to travel a bit off its back."
As for living in the shadow of his success alongside his sister Julia, Angus says it's not something he worries about too much, but does miss their time together on stage.
"It's a different thing," he says.
"Walking out on stage, it used to go that Julia would play a song and I'd stroll off, pour myself a drink and relax a bit. I felt when I was playing with Julia, I was almost a part of the audience as well as the show. It was cool like that. Now I'm solo, I'm out there in the big bad world. I don't have anyone to fall back on. It's very different, but I like it, too."
Angus Stone's show at Tanks Arts Centre on Saturday night is sold out. Monsters is at iTunes now.
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Into the wild: Angus Stone is chased by a group of forest children in his new clip for Monsters.