Stone Roses Share Uplifting 'All For One,' Their First New Single in 21 Years
Update: The Stone Roses have shared their new track, "All For One." It was premiered today (May 12) on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show.
"All For One" opens with guitarist John Squire's signature ringing guitar, followed by singer Ian Brown's invitation to unity. "All for one, one for all/ If we all join hands we'll make a wall," he sings to kick off the tune about getting together for the greater good. The song bears all the hallmarks of the Roses' shaggy sound, from the driving beat and hippie-esque lyrics to Squire's expansive guitar playing and Brown's honeyed slacker vocals.
Check it out below:
The Stone Roses are ready for their third act. The Manchester rockers with a notoriously thin catalog will break a two-decade silence on Thursday (May 12) when they release a new single. According to their label, the song, whose title has not been released, will be unleashed at 3 p.m. ET, marking the first time since 1995 that we've heard new music from the group that once served as the standard bearers for the dance-influenced "Madchester" rock scene that included such contemporaries as the Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets and the Charlatans.
THE STONE ROSES WILL RELEASE A NEW SINGLE TONIGHT AT 8PM pic.twitter.com/oHYrmgwYYE— The Stone Roses (@thestoneroses) May 12, 2016
In March, singer Ian Brown confirmed that the band were recording songs for their first new album since 1994's disappointing sophomore effort, Second Coming. They have been working at Adele producer Paul Epworth's North London studio, the Church, and Brown told NME that the new music is "glorious." The group also includes guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield and drummer Alan "Reni" Wren.
The Roses reunited in 2012 and have a string of major gigs lined up for this summer, their first live dates since 2013. Fan speculation about the new music reached a fever pitch on Wednesday, when a giant posters of the band's iconic lemon symbol was unfurled in Newcastle and Manchester, England.
Similar posters have also gone up in New York's Times Square and in other spots around the city.