20 years in the making: The Stone Roses’ new single
Last night saw the Manchester foursome The Stone Roses debut their first new material in two decades. The track was premiered on BBC Radio 1 last night, with DJ Annie Mac informing that the new single, All For One, was produced by Paul Epworth and recorded in London’s Church Studios.
All for one song in 20 years …
Twenty years is a long time to wait for a band to release new material, but that’s exactly how long Stone Roses fans have been waiting for the Manchester alt-rockers to come out with any new songs. Thursday 12 May will go down in infamy for Stone Roses fans as it was the day that the band, after two decades, released All For One.
Was it worth the wait? Yes it absolutely was.
Fans of The Stone Roses know a thing or two about patience. During the band’s initial run there was a five year gap between the release of the band’s debut album and it’s follow-up. Then, after disbanding in 1996, fans had to wait until 2012 before they could get their next taste of The Stone Roses when the group reformed.
When listening to All For One you wouldn’t notice that The Stone Roses have been away from the game for so long. The song is a wonderful return to form for Ian Brown and co.
Back In The Saddle Again
Since they first reformed back in 2012 Stone Roses fans have been chomping at the bit for some new material.
To date the band have only released two studio albums; 1989’s self titled The Stone Roses and 1994’s Second Coming. It seems strange to think that a band as iconic as The Stone Roses only have two records to their name, but it is a testament to just how good the group are that they have carved out such a legendary career with just the two albums.
1989’s The Stone Roses was a masterpiece; a perfectly crafted album from beginning to end. The followup, Second Coming, may not have been as well received upon it’s initial release (some critics at the time saw it as more of a self indulgent piece of work rather than the heralded second coming), it has worn well with age.
Earlier this year NME confirmed that The Stone Roses were working on their third studio album. The band have been keeping matters pretty hush hush as they work on their next album at London’s Church Studios. Until now. Following a series of mysterious lemon-based adverts around Manchester, The Stone Roses have come out with the new single All For One. A release date for the new album is yet to be announced, but Ian Brown has modestly described the new material as “glorious”. If All For One is anything to go by it’s hard to disagree.
Listen to the new track All For One below
All for One: The people have spoken
It’s barely been a day since All For One was revealed to the world, and already fans are coming out in droves to share their love for the new track.
From footballers to singers, everyone is chipping in their two cents. Even Ant n’ Dec have aired their positive views towards the track. Check out some reactions to All For On bellow…
The Stone Roses tour 2016
This summer will see The Stone Roses return to the fray as they head up a host of stadium shows. Tickets to see The Stone Roses are still available; get your hands on some and be a part of history.
Their short upcoming tour will see them hold a mini-residency at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, followed by a show at Dublin’s Marlay Park.
- Etihad Stadium, Manchester (15, 17, 18, 19)
- Marlay Park, Dublin (9)