Stone Foundation today reveal the video for gorgeous track ‘Your Balloon Is Rising’ which features lead vocals from Paul Weller.
You can watch & the video above!
The track is from the band’s new album ‘Street Rituals’ which is to be released on 31st March via 100% Records. ‘Street Rituals’ features ten new songs with a major contribution from Paul Weller as well as vocal contributions from both William Bell and Bettye Lavette. It is the band’s 4th studio album & produced by Paul Weller, who also features on all the tracks (piano, guitar & vocal including lead vocal on ‘Your Balloon Is Rising’). Having been hugely impressed by Stone Foundation’s previous endeavors, Paul personally contacted the band to propose the idea of working together, initially on one specific track, but having enjoyed the process so much, the resulting ten compositions on ‘Street Rituals’ now all have musical input from Paul. Two songs – ‘The Limit of a Man’ & ‘Colour Of’ – are co-writes with a Jones/Sheasby/Weller credit.
Paul Weller on the band and record “These are dark, dark times so I was glad to hear a positive voice and vibrations in the words and a joy in the music…what a pleasure and a privilege it was to work with these fellas”. “It’s their best songwriting to date, and I just hope people get to hear it because there are some great tunes and I like the message on the record. I like the social comment, because you have so little of that these days.”
Stone Foundation also recently announced a UK tour in support of their brand new album. The string of dates will see the Midlands band play 9 shows across the UK, starting in Brighton on the 27th April and finishing in Edinburgh on 19th May.
The band will also be supporting Paul Weller at his Teenage Cancer Trust headline show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 31st March, the day their new album will be released.
With an extraordinary history of constant surprises and success against the odds, ‘Street Rituals’ feels like the culmination of years of hard work paying off for Stone Foundation as they continue to develop their unique style of soul on a much broader scale. Don’t miss them live at one of the following dates.
The full tour details and ticket links are as follows: