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’s Building Balance, 2016’s Radius, and 2012’s Allen Stone. He recorded the 11 songs of APART at the fabled Bear 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.