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Listen Live: Allen Stone, ‘Unaware’

Genre: R&B/soul
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.

Download and buy Allen Stone on iTunes

About Camille G.

Camille's passion for music began at the advent of the very illegal Napster, which she maaay or may not have used at the time. This interest made a natural progression into learning and teaching herself how to play various instruments for fun. Due to a lack of actual talent and the desire for job predictability, she graduated from Seton Hall University in nursing. When she has time off from her job as a registered nurse in NJ, she enjoys digging through the internet for new things to listen to. Sharing her discoveries and favorite songs with friends through mix CDs, playlists, blogs, and parties is the part of the music experience she enjoys the most, so this is a great opportunity for her to do just that.

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