Allen Stone is set to release his upcoming album APART on November 12 via ATO Records. The album reimagines some of his most beloved songs to-date, stripping each lavishly arranged track back to the very essence of its creation. Today, he shares his latest single “The Wire” — a track that initially appeared on his third studio album Radius. “I wrote this song for my second LP Radius and it barely made the cut. However, it always surfaces when folks listen through my catalog,” notes Stone. “I wrote it whilst traversing the balancing act which is art versus commerce. What feels profoundly sacred to me versus what will be commercially viable in the music marketplace. A tight rope walk at times.” Along with the track release is a video filmed as part of his “Live At The Lodge” series — recorded in Eastern Washington State at The Zephyr Lodge, a 100-year old lodge originally built as a speakeasy for the local mining community. Watch the video for “The Wire” here: https://youtu.be/ghWjgY2yb-U.
Stone will also head out on the road soon. He was hand selected by neo-soul icon Erykah Badu as direct support for her show this weekend, October 24th in Las Vegas. He also recently announced that he will be performing the new versions of his tracks on his upcoming North American headline tour, kicking off in December. All tour dates are below and tickets are available at allenstone.com, including passes to the APART AAA Pre-Show Experience.
APART was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Vance Joy) during the pandemic over the course of three 10-day sessions at the fabled Bear Creek Studios: a converted barn on a 10-acre farm in Stone’s home state of Washington. Not only an ideal showcase for his powerfully emotive voice, the result is a testament to the magic within Stone’s artistry: a profound understanding of music’s potential to imprint upon our lives, and a commitment to creating the kind of songs that endlessly impart wisdom and comfort and undeniable joy. Additional highlights from the 11-track APART include a duet version of “Bed I Made” with Grammy-winning pop star Alessia Cara and his exquisite recently released cover of the Bob Marley classic “Is This Love.”
Raised in the small Washington town of Chewelah, Stone grew up on gospel music and spent much of his childhood watching his parents sing in church. Since making his full-length debut in 2010, Allen has built a devoted following on the strength of his deeply reflective yet wide-eyed and radiant form of soul music. His most recent album, 2019’s Building Balance, was produced by Jamie Liddell and featured contributions from Mike Posner and Emily King, with the video for “Consider Me” starring Taye Diggs. Stone has appeared on The Today Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed a gorgeous NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert in 2020.
The latest from Allen Stone, APART, is due November 12 via ATO Records and is an album that Stone ultimately views as a document of one of the most fantastically strange moments in his career to-date. Pre-order it here: https://ffm.to/as_apart.