Folk singer Julia Stone reveals the backstory behind getting iconic stars Danny Glover and Susan Sarandon to appear in music video for ‘Dance’
Australian singer Julia Stone surprised fans with the video for ‘Dance’, which starred Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover.
Speaking to Stellar magazine this week, the 36-year-old revealed the creative backstory to the chic clip.
She told the publication that she reached out to the pair with Danny first to agree and Susan’s representatives following on with the green light.
Creativity: Julia Stone, 36, (pictured) has revealed the backstory behind music video for ‘Dance’ featuring iconic stars Danny Glover and Susan Sarandon to Stellar magazine
‘My team and I always go for the big dream first until we’re told no, so we reached out to Danny and he read it and loved it,’ she told the publication.
Julia said the pair then asked Danny who he would like to go on a date with, and he answered back suggesting Susan Sarandon.
‘So, the following day we reached out to Susan’s team and they loved the idea.’
Julia admitted herself that it was a wild thing to come together as usually celebrities are too busy for music videos.
Star: ‘My team and I always go for the big dream first until we’re told no, so we reached out to Danny and he read it and loved it,’ she told the publication. Pictured: Danny Glover
Iconic: ‘We said, ‘Who would you love to go on a date with?’ and he said, hands down, Susan,’ Julia recalled Danny saying. Pictured: Susan Sarandon in the clip
Melbourne-based Julia was forced into lockdown while living in the coronavirus-hit city in 2020.
Last year, she surprised fans with her iconic cover of the Midnight Oil classic ‘Beds are Burning’ to protest indigenous land management practices.
‘I really wanted this song to connect with [its] origins – written 33 years ago about indigenous land rights,’ she captioned the clip.
The singer first recorded the song as a outlet for her ‘sadness’ during Australia’s bushfire crisis, before linking it to loss of culture for indigenous Australians.
Songstress: Julia (pictured) became a household name in 2007 when she and her brother Angus released their debut album, A Book Like This
The songstress became a household name in 2007 when she and her brother Angus released their debut album, A Book Like This.
They went on to release their second album Down the Way in 2010, before going their separate ways until 2014.
The talented siblings have reunited on other projects since the creative split.
Read more: The full interview is in this week’s Stellar magazine