Announces new album, Building Balance
Due 8th November on ATO Records
Listen to new track “Sunny Days”
Soulful vanguard Allen Stone’s forthcoming album Building Balance released November 8th through ATO Records takes his soul-stirring R&B and funk to the next artistic level. Allen continues to draw inspiration from ’70s funk and soul with current flexes, sitting amidst D’Angelo in its sultrier moments, Stevie Wonder at its most melodic and the production of Mark Ronson at its most modern – whilst featuring the most personal, lushly produced and gorgeously performed songs of his career.
Largely written in a cabin in the Washington state woods, Building Balance was recorded at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville with three producers: the acclaimed British artist Jaime Lidell, Grammy-winning producer Nasri, and Jeremy Most (Emily King). A textured amalgam of R&B and soul, as a result of several personal co-writing sessions, collaborations with Emily King & Theo Katzman / Joey Dosik of Vulfpeck, and lyrics by Allen. Equal parts sentimental – see Brown Eyed Lover and Consider Me – and replete with nostalgic funk – Back to the Swing and Sweaters, Allen’s third album portrays an artist who has grown into his own and learned to balance and appreciate all parts of his life: the vices of the past and the gifts of the present, career and family, the brilliant highs and discouraging lows.
“The balance through the turmoil of strife and struggle is the best balance you can build because you’re growing, you’re strengthening, you’re utilizing muscles,” he says on the album. “If it was a cake walk then you’re not gonna fortify those tendons or that will power.”
Today, he shares new single Sunny Days – an R&B ode to euphoric love that features slick rap verses alongside Allen’s smooth delivery in his gorgeously transformative upper range. Of the track Allen say; “it’s a feel good, throwback song about being confident in the love you have for another. Like a refreshing breeze on a hot summer day the melody cools and comforts. There is no feeling more beautiful than trusting in love.”
Having accrued over ten million streams and accompanying video in excess of three million views, the album’s lead track “Brown-Eyed Lover” can be viewed here
ABOUT ALLEN STONE
Allen Stone grew up in Chewelah, WA, the son of the pastor of the local church which immersed him in gospel music as a young child. Billboard has praised him saying “Stone’s disarmingly soulful vocals complement the very authenticity that he hopes to make synonymous with his music,” Allen Stone has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as the Special Olympics opening ceremony whilst also appearing as a guest mentor on American Idol.
BUILDING BALANCE is available to pre-order here: https://smarturl.it/allen_stone_bb
Brown Eyed Lover
Hold It Down
Lay It Down
Back To The Swing
Taste Of You (feat. Jamie Lidell)
Give You Blue