ALLEN STONE TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER ACOUSTIC ALBUM ‘APART’ OUT NOVEMBER 12
August 31, 2021
ALLEN STONE TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER ACOUSTIC ALBUM ‘APART’ OUT NOVEMBER 12 VIA ATO RECORDS
Featuring New Arrangements Of Allen’s Career-Defining Songs,
Including A Duet With Alessia Cara & Bob Marley Cover
Hear “Is This Love” & Watch The Official Video NOW
Shows with Gary Clark Jr. and Dave Matthews Band Coming Up Next Month
Acclaimed soul artist Allen Stone will release APART, a new album featuring stripped-down arrangements of fan favorite songs from across his catalog, November 12 on ATO Records. Stone has won praise from critics and fans alike for his throwback R&B sound and his dazzling vocals, as evidenced across albums including 2019’sBuilding Balance, 2016’s Radius, and 2012’s Allen Stone. He recorded the 11 songs of APART at the fabledBear Creek Studios in his home state of Washington with Grammy-nominated producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Vance Joy). “This album was a way to pay homage to the songs that have been my foundational support for the last decade, and to also pay homage to all the people who’ve loved these songs over the years,” says Stone. APART’s highlights include a duet version of “Bed I Made” with pop star Alessia Cara – winner of the 2018 Grammy for Best New Artist.
Besides the stripped-down re-recordings, APART also includes a brand-new cover of the Bob Marley classic “Is This Love,” which he shares today. “I heard Corinne Bailey Rae’s version of ‘Is This Love’ and thought it was the best cover song I’d ever heard, so I decided to do a cover of her cover,” says Stone. “There’s something about her arrangement and that six-eight groove that makes me want to sing my ass off. And every time I do sing it, it makes me feel like I can fly.” Watch the video for “Is This Love” – directed by George Mays and filmed in Joshua Tree, California – below and pre-order APART here: https://ffm.to/as_apart.
Allen Stone’s latest album Building Balance, inspired by his new roles as a husband and father, was produced by British soul artist Jamie Lidell and featured contributions from Mike Posner and Emily King. His single “Consider Me” came alongside a video starring Taye Diggs and was named one of the Best Love Songs of the Year by Esquire, who wrote, “With a video as good as the song itself, Allen Stone’s recent single is a smooth-voiced ballad that is a necessary addition to any playlist of romantic songs.” Stone appeared on The Today Showand Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed a gorgeous Tiny Desk Concert for NPR, who raved, “The Washington state native has a voice that we simply don’t come across often. His three graceful background singers and piano player provided the perfect compliment, but this set proved undoubtedly that his voice belongs right up front. He’s been releasing music for more than a decade and touring the world, but last year’s ‘Building Balance’ is his best yet.”
Allen Stone will be performing live this fall, including shows supporting Dave Matthews Band at Washington’s the Gorge Amphitheatre and two California dates with Gary Clark Jr. All dates are below and tickets are available at allenstone.com.
ALLEN STONE LIVE
09/03 George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre w/ Dave Matthews Band
09/11 Winnetka, IL – Emerge Winnetka
09/18 Napa, CA – Oxbow RiverStage w/ Gary Clark Jr.
09/19 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl w/ Gary Clark Jr.
11/03-07 Miami, FL / Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas – Soulshine at Sea
‘APART’ TRACK LISTING
2. Give You Blue
3. Bed I Made (Featuring Alessia Cara)
4. Brown Eyed Lover
5. Lay It Down
6. Consider Me
7. American Privilege
9. The Wire
10. Where You’re At
11. I Know That I Wasn’t Right
12. Is This Love
Album pre-order: https://ffm.to/as_apart