An intensely personal song, ‘Stella’ is a song about relationships and connection, and the shifts in perspective that can happen within us all following monumental life occurrences. And while the genesis of the song stems from a specific real life experience, a song like ‘Stella’ remains accessible and speaks to life’s ins and outs broadly speaking.
Says Caravãna Sun’s Ant Beard, ‘Stella’ was originally written for a close friend who had suffered a miscarriage. Witnessing the grief and recovery process inspired Ant to write ‘Stella’ as a way of representing the joy and excitement this unborn life had brought, and to remind his friend of the positive energy the child had brought to their lives.
“...Just the right tempo and temperature on this one from CARAVÃNA SUN, it’s got that late arvo feel to it that still has some warmth but nothing too sizzling.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Afterlife’, 2020)