Stella Got's beautiful 'Arms Strings' begins with her singing, "I'll die happily in your arms, if time makes me old enough" – it sets the tone for the bittersweetness of the song, but nothing quite prepares you for the epic magnitude on which it embarks. Real name Stella Gotshtein, she's a singer/producer/sound engineer from Tel Aviv, Israel, and her SoundCloud output doesn't begin with this song – it's just another in three years' worth of music that has been professional and exciting from the outset.

'Arms Strings' is based on ominous scattered boomings of piano and bass, decorated by Stella's distinctive vocals, with phasing effects and guitars arriving later with screaming intensity, the song building up on its foundation of slow swaying drum explosions into an impacting crescendo before crumbling at the end. It's lovely.

According to the header image on her Bandcamp page she'll be releasing her debut solo album, Wounded Ladies, later this month (March).

Stella herself was kind enough to answer a few of our questions regarding her song:

What's the inspiration/idea behind the track?
I was very inspired by a young Russian photographer Lena Skripkina at the time. Her photographs have some sort of an ancient and mysterious feeling to them, which got me into a very specific state of mind and i wanted to grab and freeze that moment. I wanted to tell a story that is mine but its roots are somewhere in the far past, in a far land.

Is there any particular time or place in the universe where it'd sound best?
In an enormous thick forest somewhere in the cold Russia, with some huge far-field monitors, back in the czar days...

How do you hope or imagine people will react to it?
I hope people react. Doesn't really matter how. The moment a song is released, it's not mine anymore, it's out of my control and imagination and there are so many people out.. I think the beauty in releasing a recording is that you don't know who's going to listen to it and how he'll react. It's exciting.