Keeping up with our premiere week, we got the incredible Thea Stone and The Town Hall who has return with the release of her new single “Show ‘Em What You Got,” a track that will get you hyped up for the day with its mix of funky fun and uplifting lyrics.
About the song, Thea comments:
“This song is about being strong, about doing your best, and about using the trouble life gives you to help discover who you are. We all know life isn’t easy. But being able to learn from those difficulties is key.
I think the first two lines of really capture the meaning of the whole tune:
“You don’t make history by following the crowd. Gotta say what you wanna say, and you gotta say it loud”.
As a big soul music fan, I’d say it was inspired by that great James Brown idea: “you got to use what you got to get what you want!”
Born in New York, Thea Stone sang for as long as she can remember.
After making the initial cut on American Idol in 2004, Thea Stone flew from New York to LA to continue the competition in hopes of making her dream come true. Up until then, she had played in an array of NYC bands and even opened for Willie Nelson, but the chance to win American Idol would offer her the biggest break she might ever know.
But soon after her arrival in LA, she was cut from the show, ending not only her American Idol stint, but also her dream of making it in the music business. She married her high-school sweetheart, who had come with her to LA, and they moved to Seattle together where she got a job and became a mother.
Cut to 10 years later:
She meets Jim Bianco, an indie songwriter/producer known widely in the LA underground and most recently for his global viral hit Easy Street (featured on The Walking Dead). Jim convinced Thea to sing on a track he wrote and produced called “Something That You Want”. Within a few weeks it was picked up by Grey’s Anatomy and featured in entirety on an episode.
Feeling inspired by her own story and the stories surfacing in American pop culture of other women who felt themselves encumbered by a system that wants to hold them back, she’s on a mission to use her powerful voice to sing powerful songs that deliver a powerful message.