Soul Singer's Allen Stone New Album Radius Leaves Fans Upside Down
Don’t let the blonde hair and blue eyes fool you. Signed with Capitol Records, Washington’s 28 year old, Allen Stone gives Seattle a reason not to be so "sleepless." With 5 accomplished performances in Seattle, starting as a 19 year old church boy, Stone has developed his music style from a gospel singer to a ‘soul man.’ With inspirations such as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, there’s no denying his identity as old soul. Stone has landed with major producers, collaborating with Magnus Tingsek, Swedish producer and songwriter and Los Angeles producer, Benny Cassette. In Radius, Stone incorporates elements of jazz, rhythm and blues, and folk, with a touch of guitar, piano, horns, and electric vocals. Stone was also listed as Forbes 30 Under 30 Music’s Brightest Young Stars, and even made an appearance on Conan and Letterman.
His third album, released in May 26, Radius (available on iTunes) reveals an emotional, sensitive, and rather intimate side of himself.
In "Upside," his newest single Stone gets personal, reminding fans of the ups and downs of romance, along with the hopeless heartbreaks of a relationship. With the sentimental feel of the piano, this tune will have you feeling “upside down.”
"In A Perfect World," is a track that leaves you groovin’ to the beat of the piano, a somewhat bluesy feel, similar to a church choir. Incorporating a flavor of gospel, Stone definitely brings out the church boy in him. Hallelujah!
In “America Privilege,” Stone reminds us that it “doesn’t seem right” that he was “born white.” American Privilege resembles 90s R&B. With an old school groove, Stone’s slow jam seems “just right” for fans. No doubt, this hit will leave you with a feel of nostalgia.
In "Fake Future," there’s no hiding the cry of the bass. Stone brings us back to the 50s blues era. As a reminder of his old soul identity, Stone emphasizes his personal feelings toward the superficiality of some of today’s modern day music. “What good is my microphone if I don't really sing?”
He’s hip, he’s cool, he’s funky, and has got a huge smile with a unique sense of style. What’s not to love about Allen Stone?