Allen Stone has released “Give You Blue” today, one of his most soulful & personal songs yet and the latest track from forthcoming record Building Balance (out November 8 via ATO Records). The R&B singer-songwriter went deep to write and record a song about love on a very personal level: “When your sky is gray / I will give you blue” he trills over a twinkling piano, a promise of love as eternal as this song feels.
Listen to “Give You Blue” below:
“I had recently gotten engaged to my wife and was on yet another trip to another city away from her,” says Allen of the new track. “It seemed like our entire relationship was conceived at a distance. I was in LA writing with my friend Mike Posner. It was on one particular night of this trip that Mike, myself and our friend Adam got to talking about my new engagement. I opened up and spoke about the reality of my love. The reality that seemed to be so vacant from my music. At that moment I started singing the first line of “Give You Blue”, “I can’t stop the rain, but I will keep you dry”. It so embodied the emotion that I felt in that moment of distance from my wife. The reality of love is not one of perfection but of persistence. On the day of our wedding, I sang “Give You Blue” to my wife.”
Allen Stone will hit the road tomorrow (October 23rd) for a live 16-date karaoke tour of intimate rooms. He will perform songs from his catalog and classic karaoke staples with his fans, upfront and literally face-to-face.
ALLEN STONE NORTH AMERICAN KARAOKE TOUR FALL 2019
10.23 – Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
10.24 – Evanston, IL – SPACE – SOLD OUT!
10.25 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi Indy
10.27 – Washington, DC – City Winery SOLD OUT!
10.29 – New York, NY – The Cutting Room SOLD OUT!
10.30 – New York, NY – Manderlay Bar at The McKittrick Hotel SOLD OUT!
10.31 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
11.01 – Boston, MA – City Winery SOLD OUT!
11.03 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
11.09 – Nashville, TN – Analog SOLD OUT!
11.11 – Denver, CO – The Soiled Dove Underground SOLD OUT!
11.12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (Cambridge Room) SOLD OUT!
11.13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
11.15 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door SOLD OUT!
11.16 – Portland, OR – The Jack London Revue SOLD OUT!
11.18 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door