In a room full of music industry VIP’s, media, friends and family, Erica Stone shared several cuts and the stories behind the music she recently released on her current music project, Antidote. The long awaited and highly anticipated album was released on digital platforms on April 29 and featured on the New Music Nashville playlist. Download and streaming links available here.
“I’m not the girl that came to Nashville ten years ago. I’ve been on quite the journey and the music reflects just that. This record explores love, loss, what happens in the dark, and how important it is to let the light in,” reflects Erica Stone. “My hope is that each listener takes a piece of this album and keeps it tucked away… always knowing… regardless of the struggle… they are never alone.”
“Music should move you in some way; to action, to compassion, to change, it should touch your heart and move your soul. Erica brought all those things to the table when we started writing for the record, so the producing part came pretty easy,” stated Producer, Brian White. “Brian Bunn & myself really just captured an artist just being herself. What an amazing record, what a stunning artist, what a beautiful story. I feel privileged to be a part of her journey.”
The twists and turns of life nearly swallowed her, but she rises to the surface with incredible new music, new lyrics to tug at your heart and melodies that offer you courage to stand or a safe place to find solace.
ANTIDOTE Track List:
1. Lies – Erica Stone
2. Glass House – Erica Stone/Brian White
3. Higher – Erica Stone/Brian White/Brian Bunn
4. Want You – Erica Stone
5. Antidote – Erica Stone/Brian White
6. Damn Good Woman – Erica Stone/Brian White
7. It Is What It Is – Erica Stone/Brian White
8. Killing You Dead – Erica Stone/Brian White/Brian Bunn
9. Nobody Makes It Alone – Erica Stone/Brian White/Brian Bunn
10. Lost Sometimes – Erica Stone
Antidote, features two current singles by Stone, “Lies” and “Glass House.” The video for “Glass House” spotlights real stories from individuals who messaged her, willing to share their setbacks and insecurities in front of a camera. The collaborators on this project are those in her tight circle that worked with her nine years ago and stuck with her, when others strayed.
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About Erica Stone:
Erica Stone, the epitome of a small-town girl in Southwestern Missouri who grows up to be a wife and a stay at home mom, with dreams of someday making music. That someday would involve years of twists and turns which nearly swallowed Erica Stone whole. Music City also came calling around the same time for Erica and her husband. Early 2004, music showcases and meetings with industry executives seemed promising for Erica and her then musical duo partner, and just as the duo was about to get signed to a major label, the doors closed. The music dreams dimmed and took a side-seat; but not due to the politics and roller coasters of Music Row. Erica and her husband opened an orphanage and an adoption agency to rescue the hundreds of children being beaten, traded, trafficked, separated, and displaced from their families. In the midst of the firestorm, they lost their precious daughter, Adama, due to negligence and corruption within the Sierra Leone borders. And without music and writing as her therapy, Erica felt like she was losing the core of who she was. But sometimes, it takes losing yourself to find yourself. Nearly a decade after she gave up her undeveloped dream for a destined reality, Erica is now sharing her story with the world, as an artist, author, and advocate.
“I’m in a different position than I was the first time,” Erica says. “I don’t think I knew who I was. But today, I feel confident in my story and the mess of what I am and who I am. There’s no façade–no putting on the best show in somebody’s office,” referring to a time when producers advised her not to talk about Africa in front of execs, for fear of losing her career. And when it comes to the future, Erica is learning to trust the process and surrender the outcome.