The Stone Roses Release New Song ‘All For One’ After 20 Years
The Stone Roses debuted a new song titled “All For One” on U.K.’s BBC Radio 1 show on Thursday — the band’s first single since breaking up in 1995.
The Stone Roses Debut New Single ‘All For One’ After 20 Years
“All For One” is made available to buy and stream on Spotify and ITunes. With a possible album tour to be announced, the song has a classic rock sound, similar to the band’s original music.
Hints about the track first appeared at the start of the week, when the bands’ lemon logo reportedly appeared on billboards around Manchester.
On Thursday afternoon, the band announced the single’s upcoming arrival on Twitter, but gave no clues as to the name or style they were doing.
THE STONE ROSES WILL RELEASE A NEW SINGLE TONIGHT AT 8PM pic.twitter.com/oHYrmgwYYE
— The Stone Roses (@thestoneroses) May 12, 2016
Stone Roses members had discussed new material ever since they reunited in 2011, but nothing has been released until now.
“It’s not a trip down memory lane, not at all. We are doing new songs,” lead singer Ian Brown said in 2011, yet no songs appeared.
In 2015, bassist Mani said the band had “been working on a few bits” and a new album was coming in “2015 man, 2015!”
In March 2016, Brown confirmed that the band were in the studio with Paul Epworth. “It’s going like a dream,” he said. “It sounds glorious.”
Fans who had caught the band visiting Epworth’s Church Studios in North London were reportedly told The Stone Roses were rehearsing for upcoming shows at T in the Park, Madison Square Garden and Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.
The Stone Roses originally broke up following the release of two albums, 1989’s Stone Roses and 1994’s Second Coming. They reunited for a tour in 2012, but didn’t perform any new music.
Though there is no word on when a third album will be released, the band will reunite once again for shows this summer.