Allen Stone‘s APART is a step toward the simpler heart of his sound; it’s a record of acoustic, stripped-back renditions of his best songs. Charming and soulful, Stone’s music is usually adorned with fun arrangements and lively backing bands, but in this new record, his incredible voice and gripping writing style stand front and center. APART was released late last year on ATO Records and includes some of his most loved compositions, including “Unaware,” “Give You Blue,” and the song performed in this clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live!, “Bed I Made.” Although Allen Stone’s name may not be the first to come to mind in roots music circles, his sound draws heavily from classic soul artists. He recreates the same magnetism of singers like James Brown, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin while still innovating fresh, deeply groovy music. In short, we think you’ll like him.