Washington state R&B/soul singer-songwriter Allen Stone has released new single, 'Warriors', today on ATO Records via [PIAS]. Stone performed the single at the Special Olympics opening eremony in Seattle over the weekend- backed by an impressive 2000 member choir. The single, produced by Jamie Lidell, will be featured his yet-to-be-announced full-length album which Stone has been busy at work in the studio to finalise.
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 femindefd in that moment that true succes comes when you face adversity head on and push through those moments of hardship. Walk tall like Warriors even when terrified."
For fans of The Bachelor among us, this is the artist who serenaded Alex and Richie in the hotel penthouse right before that kiss. No stranger to success on commercial TV networks, Stone also appeared on American Idol in April to sing a duet of 'Unaware' with contestant Dennis Lorenzo, blowing away the judges- including Lionel Richie who stated "That was spectacular!" The performance led to more than 15,000 sales of the digital single and more that 5,000 album downloads in the following weeks. Additionally, Allen's last most recent single release "Brown Eyed Girl" broke into the Spotify Viral Charts and made it to #11 in the U.S.. The song is now sitting at more than 3 million streams.
Stone will be playing an exclusive Australian show this September at The Croxton Bandroom in Melbourne, whilst he is in the country for the event of a lifetime- to wed his Australian fiance.
You can check out the song below or grab yourself a ticket to the exclusive Melbourne gig:
Allen Stone (US)
EXCLUSIVE AUSTRALIAN SHOW!
Wednesday, September 26 | The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne