Since making a stylistic turn with ‘The Valley’, brother and sister Rob and Katy Pearson, aka Ardyn, continue to bless our ears with their folksy, sixties-inspired pop. Earlier this year, the pair gave us ‘Together’, a warbling journey through disco rhythms and uplifting strings and today we’ve been treated to ‘Throwing Stones’, a steadily marching exploration of one’s own self-compromising behaviours produced by none other than former collaborator Tourist. As the song progresses, it blossoms with groovy guitar picking and layers of dreamy vocals, but it doesn’t boil over, instead kept at a simmering pace with Katy’s skyward lilt. It’s also the lead vocalist who shares thoughts on ‘Throwing Stones’, which "was inspired by feeling very disillusioned, in particular with the current state of politics and unrest in the world. With everything seemingly going a bit haywire, I felt I needed to put that into words. We’d also recently watched 'The Birds' by Alfred Hitchcock which definitely stuck with me, so the song partly draws from that film.” It’s the imagery of Hitchcock’s classic thriller that lends itself to the animated music video, created by Alden Volley. The watercolour palette features caged hands, cracked buildings, flocks of birds, and that central metaphor of throwing stones. - HT