Allen Stone is a man running in circles. From travelling the world playing nearly 600 shows in six continents, to writing and recording a brand new full-length album, the hectic schedule and strong drive that Stone has is enough to make your head spin. But despite the stress of a nonstop lifestyle of being an up-and-coming soul singer, the 26-year-old from Chewelah, Washington prides himself on taking it one day at a time.
"I really want to make sure that all parties involved are having a good time and enjoying themselves," says Stone from inside his upstate home recording studio. "I think that the music will really speak for that fun once [the album] is recorded and we’re ready to give it to the ears of whoever will listen."
After the acclaimed releases of 2010's Last to Speak and 2011's self-titled LP, it won't be hard for Stone to find an audience for his yet-to-be-named full-length album. With a new home at Capitol Records, and a handful of new track demos that showcase his raw talent, Stone is looking ahead to a new year that is forecasted to be even busier than the last.
FILTER caught up with Stone minutes after he finished recording another track for his upcoming release to chat about his recording process, what irks him about being shoved into the box of "Blue-eyed soul" and why if you put out good vibes they'll come back to you doubled in your music. See? Full circle.