Sounds like: Mayer Hawthorne if he could sing (zing!)
Worth checking out: “You and I” (Stevie Wonder cover), “Satisfaction”, “Contact High”
Video highlights: the first few seconds after 0:18 when you realize you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, the bridge of the song that starts at 1:23
Allen Stone is one of the newest “blue-eyed soul” singers on the scene. With obvious influences from R&B/soul greats such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Al Green, Stone still manages to breathe new life into the lately uninspired genre. The Seattle-based crooner has been featured on Conan and Jimmy Kimmel but has yet to completely break into the mainstream.
“Unaware” is a track off of Stone’s self-released and self-titled sophomore album. His smooth voice, the vintage electric piano sounds, and the steady R&B drum beat make “Unaware” nice and easy on the ears.
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