THE BLUE STONES RELEASE NEW SINGLE “GOOD IDEAS” ON THE UPCOMING LP PRETTY MONSTER DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR
New York, NY (August 26, 2022) – The Blue Stones, aka Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier, kicked off the summer with their highly infectious single “Don’t Miss,” which has already amassed over 2M+ worldwide streams, as they headed out across the U.S. on a six-week headlining tour. Today they return with the edgy and infectious “Good Ideas,” co-produced with WZRD BLD (Highly Suspect, iDKHOW), off an upcoming album, Pretty Monster, due out later this year!
The Blue Stones continue their busy live schedule, set to hit the WonderBus Music Festival in Columbus, OH tomorrow, Denim on the Diamond festival in Kelowna, CityFolk festival in Ottawa, plus the Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville next month, before a recently announced Canadian headlining tour, November 4 – November 25 [all dates below]. Tickets on sale now at – www.thebluestonesmusic.com.
Discussing “Good Ideas,” Tarek noted, “You get to a point in writing music where you start to question everything, and it’s pretty fucking frustrating. Imposter syndrome starts to set in and you go to some dark and ultra-negative places. I didn’t think I was good enough to write anything at that point, and seriously considered just giving it up altogether. All of those emotions came out in the lyrics for ‘Good Ideas,‘ he shared. “Instead of shielding the world from it, we figured it was best to put it out there and see if the song’s content resonated with anyone that may have gone through that experience.“
Earlier this year Tarek and Justin hit the studio in Kingston, Ontario for 35 straight days writing and recording for the Pretty Monster project, working with a few select producers, including Kevin Hissink (grandson, Demi Lovato), who they collaborated with on “Don’t Miss” and multi-GRAMMY Award-winner Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, The Strokes, Spoon), looking to stretch their sound further, while continuing to instill every track with equal parts unchecked passion and the joyfully adventurous spirit, that their live performances have become known for.
The Blue Stones released their acclaimed and JUNO nominated (‘Rock Album of the Year’) sophomore album, Hidden Gems, in the spring of 2021, featuring three top 5 radio singles in Canada, including “Shakin’ Off The Rust,” which was the #1 most played single in Canada last year, and hit the Top 5 on Billboard’s ‘Rock’ radio chart. With Pretty Monster they look to build upon that momentum and take absolutely everything to a whole new level.
Tour Dates: [tickets on sale here]
08/27 – Columbus, OH @ WonderBus Music & Arts Festival
09/02 – Kelowna, ON @ Denim On The Diamond
09/09 – Ottawa, ON @ CityFolk Ottawa
09/15 – Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Pretty Monster Tour…
11/04 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
11/05 – Hamilton, ON @ The Studio
11/09 – Kingston, ON @ Ale House
11/10 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/11 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s
11/13 – Montreal, PQ @ Le Studio TD
11/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
11/18 – Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
11/19 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
11/20 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
11/22 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s
11/24 – Victoria, BC @ Capitol
11/25 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue
THE BLUE STONES