The Blue Stones announce sophomore album, Hidden Gems, and release new single, “Spirit”

The Blue Stones, the Toronto, ON-based alternative-rock duo have announced their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Hidden Gems is set for release via Entertainment One on March 19, 2021. On Hidden Gems, the duo worked with famed producer, Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots, LANY), who helped the band to not only explore and create music in a new way but discover themselves throughout the writing process. These developments are clear on the band’s thundering new single “Spirit,” which recently made its debut on YouTube. The song blends the perfect mix of electrifying guitars and tempo riding drums mixed with more mellow moments. Lyrically, vocalist/guitarist, Tarek Jafar, addresses the push and pull he feels within himself to do what he thinks is best versus more self-destructive habits, belting through the chorus “I don’t trust myself, I feel like somebody else.”

Speaking on the creation of Spirit, Jafar explains,

“I’ve always felt a little torn between two selves. The person who does what he should, and the other who does what he wants. It’s ping pong for the psyche, and I’ve played it extensively this past year. I’d like to consider myself a normal, contributing member to society; and that’s only true because I let myself indulge in the ‘wants’ every now and then. That’s what letting your spirit play is.”

You can stream “Spirit” and pre-save The Blue Stones’ newest album, Hidden Gems hereHidden Gems is also available for physical pre-order on the band’s webstore.

Hidden Gems Tracklist: 
Lights On
Shakin’ Off The Rust
One By One
Careless
Grim
Let It Ride
L.A. Afterlife
Spirit
Make This Easy
Oceans

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