You’re definitely going to “love where you’re at” if you got tickets to Allen Stone’s concert in Cleveland! The 31 year old soul and R&B singer just got off the road after a summer of playing select dates with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, but his passion for performing has carried him right back on the road for a series of Fall dates.
Although his full-length follow-up to 2015’s Radius is still without a title or release date, Stone shared the album’s first single on Monday as well. The first single off the album, “Brown Eyed Lover” has a thicker groove than much of his past work but the song is still a fine showcase for Stone’s impeccable voice. Shortly after its release, he took to social media to explain its origins.
“‘Brown Eyed Lover’ depicts the internal struggle of being in a relationship while also being on the road,” Stone wrote, dedicating the song to his fiance (now wife!) “The struggle of having to leave constantly for my career but wanting the relationship to move forward.”
Stone’s latest single, “Taste of You,” and upbeat track featuring Jamie Lidell. Discussing his inspiration for the track, Stone stated: “I had the opportunity to play an Aretha Franklintribute show at Carnegie Hall last year and I was privileged to sing ‘Say A Little Prayer’. What an iconic song! Getting to play that song in such an inspiring environment made me want to write a song just like. This was my attempt. My personal tribute. Love you Aretha.” Fans have fallen in love with Stone’s Aretha-tribute song and he frequently shares social media videos of fans dancing and jamming to this new single.
Stone continues to produce heartfelt and passionate love songs, but also empowering and motivating songs as well. His other single of the upcoming unnamed album titled “Warriors” is a jamming song about standing up for yourself. Discussing the song, Allen stated, “This song came in a period of struggle. Inspiration hadn’t come through to visit for a while. I had felt like I was just pushing a big rock up a hill while wearing flip-flops. I was reminded in that moment that true success comes when you face adversity head on and push through those moments of hardship.” Stone even performed this single at the Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics.
Tickets for Allen Stone’s Cleveland show on November 30th are on sale now and can be purchased RIGHT HERE. He will be joined on the tour by singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse.