R&B/soul singer-songwriter Allen Stone has released a new single and accompanying lyric video today for his song “Naturally” via ATO Records. Written with the impending birth of his first child in mind and galvanized by his overwhelming love for his new wife, Stone explains, “The inspiration behind releasing this song comes from having my first child. In this journey that is about to commence we are choosing not to find out the sex of the child until the day of. Whichever bits this kiddo comes out with, we want he or she to arrive into a world where women are celebrated. Judged not by their physical attributes but rather the fiber of their traits. I hope the world of the future nourishes and cherishes all women.”
2018 was a banner year for Stone which included his marriage in Australia, an appearance as a guest mentor on “American Idol” in April, and the release of three new singles including “Brown Eyed Lover”. His performance of the song “Unaware” on American Idol led to more than 15,000 sales of the digital single and more than 5,000 album downloads in the weeks following, while “Brown Eyed Lover” broke into the Spotify Viral Charts and made it to #11 in the U.S. Stone’s songs currently have over 75 million plays on Spotify.
Stone followed the release of “Brown Eyed Lover” with the Lidell-produced single, “Warriors” in June, performing the song during ABC’s broadcast of the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle, backed by a 2000 member choir [watch]. In October, he released his third single of 2018, “Taste Of You” feat. Jamie Lidell, which was inspired by Aretha Franklin’s “Say A Little Prayer”.
All of this new music is leading up to a new full-length album from Stone later this year. After a break this spring to take time with his new family, fans can expect to hear new music during performances over the summer when Stone embarks on a massive tour of North America (all tour dates below).
6/07 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
6/08 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
6/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
6/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-CHIN Pavilion
6/14 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/15 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/16 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheater
6/18 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
6/20 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
6/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
6/22 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/23 – Southhaven, MS @ BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
6/25 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove