Will Ferrell Has A Co-writer Credit On Dope Lemon’s New Single

2 June 2023 | 11:54 am | Mary Varvaris

Dope Lemon's new track features a 'Step Brothers' sample, which led to Will Ferrell and director Judd Apatow being credited as co-writers.

Dope Lemon & Will Ferrell in Step Brothers

Dope Lemon & Will Ferrell in Step Brothers (Source: Supplied, YouTube)

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Dope Lemon (Angus Stone) returns today with the announcement of his fourth album, Kimosabè, arriving on Friday, 1 September, via BMG. He also dropped the title track this morning, which comes with a slick music video and the revelation that Will Ferrell has a co-writer credit on the song.

The first single, produced by Stone himself, was inspired by the cult classic comedy film, Step Brothers (2008), and samples the movie, which led to Will Ferrell and director Judd Apatow being credited as co-writers.

"This record is everything that's me,” Stone revealed in a statement. “In the past, the artwork has been anonymous in a way because I was trying to explore these styles, and having this shield in front of me was beautiful – I could sort of slink around in the shadows and wouldn't have the public make a judgement on the person behind it.

“This record, I had moments of clarity reflecting on my childhood, and I was able to see where I want to be in the future. So putting myself on the cover just felt right." 

You can pre-order/pre-save the album here. Kimosabè will be available on picture disc vinyl, coloured vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats.

Stone needed permission to use the Kimosabè Step Brothers sample – you can watch the movie scene and check out the new Dope Lemon single below.

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Stone’s third album under the Dope Lemon moniker, Rose Pink Cadillac, debuted at #2 on the ARIA Chart in January 2022, blocked from the top spot by The Weeknd’s surprise album, Dawn FM.

While Stone didn’t quite claim #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, Rose Pink Cadillac was #1 on the Vinyl Albums and Australian Albums Charts.

In a The Music review of Dope Lemon’s show at the Forum last July, we found that “Stone brings the musical vision of their new album Rose Pink Cadillac to life on stage with new songs that cook up more of an experimental sound mixing up soulful grooves, seductive guitar vibes and breezy melodies in one trippy pot. 

"Visuals of a car flying through the air take us down the rabbit hole to forget our troubles as we absorb the infectious melodies and groove along to the blissful tones.”