Allen Stone’s single “Look Outside,” off his 2019 record Building Balance, has taken on an unexpected new meaning in the age of coronavirus. “Look outside / The world is changing in front of my eyes,” he sings. Today Stone releases an empathetic new video for the track, filmed during the current period of self-quarantine. The clip juxtaposes footage of the empty cityscapes of New York City, Los Angeles, and Seattle with scenes of families and friends – and Stone and his bandmates – connecting over FaceTime. Grace Jones, a doctor at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, appears in a scene recorded in between shifts at the ER, and the video is dedicated to her and all other frontline workers fighting COVID-19.
“I wrote this song quite a while back about my own personal journey towards happiness and spiritual health,” says Stone. “When the pandemic came the song seemed to take on a new meaning. The video for ‘Look Outside’ that Nate Townsend, Offbeat productions and myself put together in quarantine tells a very real story of what humanity is currently facing.”
Allen Stone recently thrilled hometown fans by remotely duetting with Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister on “Look Outside.” Watch that performance HERE.