Who's Rising Now? 5 Artists to Watch in July 2019

Written by Cillea Foughton for Taste of Country (7/1/19)

Lena Stone checks off all the boxes of a hit songwriter with her catchy melodies, enticing lyrics and relatability in her storytelling. A staple in Nashville’s all-female singer-songwriter troupe Song Suffragettes, Stone is helping to lead the charge of powerful female writers in the city with her endearing songs. She demonstrates this in “Running Out of Red Lights,” a catchy pop-country tune wrapped around the universal story of going back to the person you can't break free from, while the equally charming “October” continues to reflect her songwriting talent as she captures the feeling of comfort to disconnect in a former relationship. Her latest single “Kids These Days” finds her critiquing the millennial way of life through thoughtful lyrics and a bubbly melody, both of which contribute to what makes her a standout artist.

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Lena Stone Releases 'Kids These Days," an Infectious Ode to Youth: Exclusive

Written by Annie Reuter for Billboard (6/20/19)

Lena Stone is back, following the release of her 2018 self-titled debut EP. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s latest single is the feel-good summer anthem “Kids These Days,” which Billboard premieres exclusively today (June 20).

Stone’s warm vocals and vivid storytelling are coupled with hand-clapped rhythms and ear-grabbing pop-country production as she sings of never wanting to grow up. The infectious track was penned by Stone, Ben Goldsmith and Emily Reid, and marks a new chapter of music for the singer.

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It's October, Says Lena Stone

Written by Thomas Burns Scully for PopDust (10/1/18)

Lena Stone released an EP at the end of Spring that seemed to kick off the Summer...

Like Vivaldi and Glazunov, that seasonal theme continues to be prominent in her work. Her latest single, "October," directly heralds the cooling of the year, as it tells the story of a love recently ended. In her truest form, she channels heartbreak in to melancholy, using the titular month as inspiration for her imagery. All of it coalesces into a product which could soothe a sunburnt soul, and make the world feel right again.

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Lena Stone Releases New Single “October” (Listen Now!)

Written by Jen Swirsky for Nashville Gab (9/28/18)

Shortly following the release of her stunning self-titled debut EP, Lena Stone is bringing fans another new track, just in time for the month that inspired the lyrics.

October,” written by Stone, along with friends Savannah Keyes and Simon Reid, came to life when the three walked into a write and began to think about their anticipation of the Fall months, which seem to pass all too fast.

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Hollywood Life: Lena Stone Releases Dreamy "October" Just In Time For The Fall Season

Written by Ali Stagnitta for Hollywood Life (9/27/18)

As we’re just getting in the mood for fall, Lena Stone’s new single, ‘October’ is HERE, and we have the EXCLUSIVE first listen at HollywoodLife.com!

Just weeks after releasing her well-received single “Tragic,” Lena Stone is back again! We’re EXCLUSIVELY releasing Lena’s new single, “October,” just on the cusp of the fall season and the month synonymous with Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Halloween costumes. However, Lena’s “October” features a more symbolic take on the month, detailing her love like an “Indian Summer,” that then got colder, while backed by stunning live strings. “Sonically, I really wanted to try something a little more adventurous on this song, and I immediately thought of live strings,” the country artist said of her choice to add the symphonic sound. “We had some incredible musicians come into the studio and play a full string arrangement on the record, which makes the whole song feel so big and romantic and nostalgic!”

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One Country: Lena Stone Drops New Video For “Tragic”

Written by Lisa Konicki for One Country (9/30/2019)

After releasing her self-titled EP earlier this year, Lena Stone is treating One Country readers to the exclusive premiere of the video for her latest single, “Tragic.”

“‘Tragic’ is so fun and flirty, and we totally brought it to life in this live performance video,” Lena tells One Country. “Plus, how cool is that rotating camera effect?! I loved working with my friends at Stormlight Pictures to create a cute and quirky video to match the song!”  

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Whiskey Riff: Lean Stone Premieres Passionate, Stripped-Down Performance of "Hey There Hollywood"

Written by Steve Gazibara for Whiskey Riff (9/16/18)

Country newcomer Lena Stone released her killer self-titled EP back at the start of summer.

Today, she’s premiering her stripped-down video for “Hey There Hollywood” right here on Whiskey Riff.

“’Hey There Hollywood’ is the most emotional song for me on the EP, and I loved getting to perform this dramatic, stripped-version of the song! I had a blast working with Logen Christopher and the Stormlight Pictures team again to dream up the glamorous old Hollywood style production, and I’m so proud of how it turned out!”

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Nashville Gab: Review - Lena Stone’s Self-Titled EP

Written by Jen Swirsky for Nashville Gab (6/18/18)

If you are a Nashville resident or frequent this town, you have likely heard of Lena Stone or seen her perform. Stone has been instrumental in putting Music City’s Song Suffragettes on the country music map, encouraging venues and fans to “let the girls play” for over four years. Now, while Stone continues to “fight like a girl” to be heard, she has released her five-track self-titled EP.

Lena Stone was introduced to country music listeners several weeks ago, and has already earned the singer-songwriter a spot on Rolling Stones’ One to Watch List for this month. Five reasons Stone has been noticed by the popular publication are her original songs: “Tragic,” “Nervous,” “Hey There Hollywood,” “Running Out of Red Lights,” and “Can’t Think Straight.”

Stone’s EP consists of mid- and slow-tempo tracks handcrafted and formulated to show off her pristine vocals. Along with crystal clear, beautiful singing comes with Stone’s ability to tell a story and describe a scene so perfectly that a listener can close his/her eyes, listen to the lyrics, and be transported.

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Rolling Stone: One to Watch

Written by Staff for Rolling Stone Country (6/15/18)

Sounds Like: Smartly written contemporary pop-country with a little sugar and plenty of spice

For Fans of: Kelsea Ballerini, Kalie Shorr, Danielle Bradbery

Why You Should Pay Attention: Like many of today’s brightest up-and-comers, Lena Stone started her career in Nashville writing songs for other artists, Kalie Shorr and Kasey Tyndall among them. She’s officially struck out on her own, though, with the release of her self-titled EP, a five-song collection with shades of Speak Now-era Taylor Swift that shows Stone to be a sharp songwriter, vulnerable storyteller and melodic, intuitive singer. She’s also a member of the Song Suffragettes, a Nashville musical collective that seeks to highlight female artists and songwriters in the country music industry.

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Belles and Gals: Mid-Year ‘Belles and Gals’ Review

Written by Nick Cantwell (6/12/18)

Alongside the brilliant full-length albums that have graced our ear drums so far, there are a number of career defining and extraordinary EP releases. Many of my favourites are debut works displaying the incredible new sound and talent of artists fresh to the country music scene. Although I’ve only selected 5 there is truly a huge library of releases which could have made this list.

1.      Taylor Edwards – No Hard Feelings (Debut)

2.      Lena Stone – Lena Stone EP (Debut)

3.      Kalie Shorr – Awake

4.      Natalie Jones – Love ‘n’ Stuff

5.      Avalon Kali – Avalon Kali EP (Debut)

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Talk Nerdy With Us: EP Review - Lena Stone

Written by Bryna Kramer for Talk Nerdy To Us (5/31/18)

When I really like an album, I tend to listen to it over and over again. My roommate may find it a tad obnoxious to constantly hear the same music playing on repeat throughout our apartment, but if I really love a project I’m going to play it until I know all the words. Lena Stone’s self-titled debut EP has been that project for me recently. It’s all I’ve been listening to since it came out on May 25 and I have yet to grow tired of it.

Lena has been making waves through Nashville’s music scene for a couple of years, as a co-writer on Kalie Shorr’s popular hit “Fight Like A Girl” and as a founding member of the Song Suffragettes. Now, she’s getting the chance to shine on her own with the five tracks on this project.

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Country Fancast: Lena Stone Releases Engaging Debut EP

Written by Sarah Netemeyer for Country Fancast (5/30/18)

Emerging country singer-songwriter Lena Stone dropped her debut self-titled EP on May 25th! More on the project here.

Rising country music artist Lena Stone is steadily carving out her own place in Nashville with the release of her debut self-titled EP on May 25th. After earning a name for herself penning breakthrough songs for other up-and-coming female country artists (Kalie Shorr’s “Fight Like A Girl,” “He’s Just Not That Into You,” and Kasey Tyndall’s “Everything Is Texas”) the Carlisle, Massachusetts native has turned the spotlight back on her own vocal abilities.

“This release is so special to me because it’s my first time releasing a collection of songs rather than just a single. Each song pulls from different relationships and experiences that I’ve had up until this point, like my first love and my first heartbreak. I hope that everyone who listens to this project can relate to some of the feelings and moments that I’ve had in my life,” Lena exclusively shared with Country Fancast.

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Country Music News International: Lena Stone Self-titled Debut EP Out Now

Written by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International (5/29/18)

After announcing the release of her self-titled debut EP almost a month ago, singer/songwriter Lena Stone’s highly-anticipated new music is finally out and available now for purchase and streaming.

Stone showcases her creative talents by holding writing credits on all five tracks, and joins best friend and fellow Song Suffragettes founding member Kalie Shorr on writing “Hey There Hollywood.” To celebrate the release, Stone performed her EP at a party at Nashville's The Music Loft Thursday night (5/24), and gave PopCulture an exclusive premiere of the long-awaited release.

Fans have been eager for Stone’s debut EP ever since receiving sneak peaks of the project with the releases of “Can’t Think Straight,” “Nervous” and “Running Out of Red Lights.”

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Pop Dust: Lena Stone Is Something Special

Written by Thomas Burns Scully for PopDust (5/25/18)

Every artist you listen to, you do so for a different reason

You listen to Zeppelin when you want to rock out. You listen to The Mountain Goats when you want to feel something complicated. Lena Stone is an artist you listen to when you just want to feel good about life. Her music is the auditory equivalent of watching The Office. It's fun, enjoyable, and even though it touches on some of the deeper sensations of life, it's always easily palatable, and each portion leaves you ready for another one.

Stone is a native of Massachusetts, now operating out of Nashville, and she's been on the up and up for a while now. 2017 saw Stone releasing solid singles and writing popular songs for artists such as Kalie Shorr. Last month heralded the drop of her latest single, Running Out of Red Lights, and, as of today, her brand-new self-titled EP. The album consists of five tracks and they are all something special.

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Talk Nerdy With Us: Exclusive Interview with Singer-Songwriter Lena Stone

Written by Bryna Kramer for Talk Nerdy With Us (5/25/18)

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Lena Stone has been making waves through Nashville’s music scene for a couple of years, as a co-writer on Kalie Shorr’s popular hit “Fight Like A Girl” and as a founding member of the Song Suffragettes. With her debut EP having just been released, I’m certain the artist with an infectiously bubbly personality will continue to shine and make her mark. I got the chance to chat with Lena about moving to Nashville at 18 years old, the Song Suffragettes’ influence on her artistry, her new self-titled EP, her favorite podcast and so much more. Keep reading to see what she had to say.

How old were you when you first stepped into making and performing music? 

Oh, my gosh. I’ve really been doing music my whole life. My parents raised us listening to music and singing a ton. I wrote my first song when I was eight and it’s super embarrassing. 

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Pop Culture: Lena Stone Releases Lyric Video to ‘Running Out of Red Lights”

Written by Gayle Thompson for PopCulture (5/24/18)

Lena Stone is giving PopCulture.com readers an exclusive first look at the lyric video to "Running Out of Red Lights." The song is from her self-titled EP, out Friday, May 25.

“Making this EP was such an amazing process!" Stone tells PopCulture.com. "I’ve been working with my producer Adam Wood for a few years now, so we have a really great dynamic and he totally understands how to translate what I’m hearing in my head into the final production. Releasing a collection of songs all at once instead of just singles has been such a cool opportunity to show off different sides of my personality and my sound. There are some songs on there that I’ve released individually over the last year, and of course some new songs that I’m so excited to finally be able to share."

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Digital Journal: Lena Stone talks new single, EP, Eric Church and Keith Urban

Written by Markos Papadatos for Digital Journal (5/6/18)

Country songstress Lena Stone chatted with Digital Journal about her new single "Running Out Of Red Lights," her forthcoming EP and dream male duet partners in country music, which include Eric Church and Keith Urban.

On her new single "Running Out Of Red Lights," she said, "It is a song that I wrote with my amazing producer Adam Wood. We had this idea for a song about that moment when you're in your car on your way to your ex's place late at night when you know you shouldn't be, and wishing something would slow you down. We found this really dark, edgy production vibe that fit the lyrics perfectly, and the rest is history.

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