PAUL WELLER PRODUCES THE NEW STONE FOUNDATION ALBUM

The bands fourth studio album features tracks co-written by Paul Weller, who also plays on all tracks.

Paul Weller has been a busy guy! Amidst the release of his new solo album A Kind Revolution, he has also produced, co-written and featured on the new album Street Rituals by Stone Foundation.  The album consists of ten new songs with a major contribution from Paul Weller, as well as vocal contributions from both William Bell and Bettye Lavette.

The album was produced by Paul Weller, who also features on all the tracks (piano, guitar & vocal including lead vocal on “Your Baollon Is Rising”). Having been hugely impressed by Stone Foundations previous endeavours, 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.

Stone Foundation’s Neil Jones commented: "Paul contacted us at the start of 2016 after hearing our last record. He wanted to know if we'd like to get involved with a demo he'd been working on and we obviously grasped the opportunity with both hands. ‘The Limit of a Man’ was born out of those early exchanges and from that point onwards we never looked back".

Neil Sheasby added “Paul pretty much joined the band for the recording sessions, playing guitar, piano and adding vocals to several songs as well as overseeing the production of the record.”

Elsewhere on the album there are stunning contributions from legendary soul singers William Bell, who lends his voice to "Strange People", and the unmistakable tones of Bettye Lavette, providing the lead on first single "Season of Change". The collaboration between Stone Foundation and these internationally celebrated artists cements the bands incredible reputation as one of the finest British Soul bands in existence.

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 song writing 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.”

Street Rituals by Stone Foundation is out now.

Paul Weller's new solo record A Kind Revolution, is out now.

 

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