Elephant Stone’s got some new tunes for you to amp up your grooviness on this fine Wednesday afternoon. The first single is “Knock You From Yr Mountain,” off their forthcoming third album Three Posions. This tune is different then what we’ve heard before – it’s less mellow and a lot more booty shaking which makes sense because frontman Rishi Dir has mentioned that the earlier ’90s Manchester scene was a bigger influence on this album than previously.
The next song gets deep. Rishi Dhir told Consequence of Sound he wrote the song while trying to set music to Tibetan Book of the Dead, much like what John Lennon did for The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows”. Dhir added, “While reading it, a few passages stuck out for me: ‘oh, child of nature’, ‘loving in kindness, compassion in life’, ‘your nature in blue light’… basically, this song wrote itself,” Dhir said of the track. “I loved the imagery of one’s soul being guided through the unknown by words of love, strength, and determination.” It’s a whimsical interpretation of a Beatles track with a harsher sound than the previous single.