No song could be more appropriate for this state of mind than "Big Jet Plane" by Sydney brother-and-sister duo Angus and Julia Stone, the recent Australian Record Industry Award winner for single of the year, from ARIA's album of the year Down the Way. As mellow as an antipodean Carpenters, the pair's dreamy, drifting flow carries you along on a cloud of strings and soft harmonies, while the simple lyrics refuse to tax the brain with their message of simply getting away from it all. Trust me, when you feel as brain dead as actress Emily Barclay looks in this clip, portraying a clerk at what appears the ubiquitous Aussie bargain store chain Red Dot, a song this fluffy, and mildly hypnotic, is just the ticket.
On iTunes: Angus and Julia Stone / "Big Jet Plane"
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