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Building Balance

Allen Stone

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With his soulfully resonant voice and long blond curls, singer Allen Stone was an unlikely R&B sensation when he broke through with his independently released 2011 self-titled sophomore album. Nonetheless, the record cracked the Top 40 of Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and put the self-described "hippie with soul" on the national pop music radar. That album showcased Stone's earthy knack for Stevie Wonder-esque songs, a vibe he built upon with his more slickly produced 2015 follow-up, Radius. On 2019's aptly titled Building Balance, Stone splits the difference between his organic first two albums and the more sonically vibrant Radius, offering a set of hooky tracks that make the most of his charismatic vocal presence. Whereas last time he worked with Swedish producer Tingsek, here he primarily worked with Britain's Jamie Lidell, who brings his own neo-soul skills to bear, producing and co-writing a handful of songs. Also adding to the album's soulful production are Jeremy Most, Nasri Atweh, and Jeff Gitelman, who each earn co-writing and production credits. All of which means that Stone has surrounded himself with a like-minded group of collaborators who know how to bring his effusive, new jack swing-influenced brand of R&B to life. It's a sound that brings to mind other retro-leaning artists like Raphael Saadiq and Aloe Blacc. In fact, Stone explicitly underlines his new jack inspiration on the punchy anthem "Back to the Swing," shifting from rap to vocal sections as the Dap-Kings Horns lay down funky brass riffs. Elsewhere, he offers a set of hooky, romance-heavy cuts including the infectious "Brown Eyed Lover," the mid-tempo '90s-style groover "Sunny Days," and the kinetic breakup jam "Sweaters." This is ebullient R&B with a hippie soul that evokes the best of the new jack swing sound.
© Matt Collar /TiVo

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1
Brown Eyed Lover
00:03:57

Jamie Lidell, Producer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist - Steven Watkins, Composer - Jason Holt, Composer - Trevor Larkin, Composer - Tyler Carroll, Composer

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

2
Sunny Days
00:03:10

Nasri Atweh, Composer, Producer - Adam Messinger, Composer, Producer - Jamie Lidell, Producer - Allen Stone, Composer, Producer, MainArtist

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

3
Consider Me
00:03:04

Nasri Atweh, Composer, Producer - Adam Messinger, Composer, Producer - Allen Stone, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Alex Tanas, Composer

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

4
Hold It Down
00:03:51

Jamie Lidell, Composer, Producer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

5
Sweaters
00:02:55

Nasri Atweh, Composer, Producer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist - Jeff "Gitty" Gitelman, Composer, Producer

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

6
Miscommunicate
00:03:50

Jamie Lidell, Composer, Producer - Joey Dosik, Composer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist - Theo Katzman, Composer

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

7
Lay It Down
00:02:56

Shannon Sanders, Composer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist - Emily King, Composer - Jeremy Most, Composer, Producer - Trevor Larkin, Composer

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

8
Back To The Swing
00:03:38

Jamie Lidell, Producer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist - Steven Watkins, Composer - Jason Holt, Composer - Trevor Larkin, Composer - Tyler Carroll, Composer

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

9
I'm Alright
00:03:11

Jamie Lidell, Composer, Producer - Aaron Miller, Composer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

10
Taste Of You
00:03:33

Jamie Lidell, Composer, Producer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

11
Give You Blue
00:03:47

Mike Posner, Composer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist - Jeremy Most, Composer, Producer - Adam Friedman, Composer

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

12
Look Outside
00:03:50

Jamie Lidell, Composer, Producer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist - Steven Watkins, Composer - Jason Holt, Composer - Trevor Larkin, Composer - Tyler Carroll, Composer

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

13
Chippin' Away
00:02:46

Jamie Lidell, Producer - Joey Dosik, Composer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist - Theo Katzman, Composer

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

14
Warriors
00:03:13

Jamie Lidell, Composer, Producer - Allen Stone, Composer, MainArtist

2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2019 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Album Description

With his soulfully resonant voice and long blond curls, singer Allen Stone was an unlikely R&B sensation when he broke through with his independently released 2011 self-titled sophomore album. Nonetheless, the record cracked the Top 40 of Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and put the self-described "hippie with soul" on the national pop music radar. That album showcased Stone's earthy knack for Stevie Wonder-esque songs, a vibe he built upon with his more slickly produced 2015 follow-up, Radius. On 2019's aptly titled Building Balance, Stone splits the difference between his organic first two albums and the more sonically vibrant Radius, offering a set of hooky tracks that make the most of his charismatic vocal presence. Whereas last time he worked with Swedish producer Tingsek, here he primarily worked with Britain's Jamie Lidell, who brings his own neo-soul skills to bear, producing and co-writing a handful of songs. Also adding to the album's soulful production are Jeremy Most, Nasri Atweh, and Jeff Gitelman, who each earn co-writing and production credits. All of which means that Stone has surrounded himself with a like-minded group of collaborators who know how to bring his effusive, new jack swing-influenced brand of R&B to life. It's a sound that brings to mind other retro-leaning artists like Raphael Saadiq and Aloe Blacc. In fact, Stone explicitly underlines his new jack inspiration on the punchy anthem "Back to the Swing," shifting from rap to vocal sections as the Dap-Kings Horns lay down funky brass riffs. Elsewhere, he offers a set of hooky, romance-heavy cuts including the infectious "Brown Eyed Lover," the mid-tempo '90s-style groover "Sunny Days," and the kinetic breakup jam "Sweaters." This is ebullient R&B with a hippie soul that evokes the best of the new jack swing sound.
© Matt Collar /TiVo

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