Lena Stone is a name you need to remember because she’s about to be a huge hit in country music.
Known for writing songs for other female newcomers such as Kalie Shorr and Kasey Tyndall, Stone is stepping in front of the curtain to showcase her true talent with original music. Paving her own road to fame by performing her debut single “Nervous” among others every Monday night at Song Suffragettes, Stone’s infectious pop-country sound resembles the likes of Kelsea Ballerini, and we (and now you) are bigger fans of her now than we ever were before.
Celeb Secrets Country caught up with Stone not too long ago to talk about her fun sound, her new single “Can’t Think Straight,” and being apart of Song Suffragettes. Check out the full Q&A and “Can’t Think Straight” below and make sure to follow Lena on Instagram at @lenastonemusic.
How would you describe your sound for someone who hasn’t heard you yet? What makes it unique?
Lena Stone: “That’s a hard one! I think my music lives in that space that’s a little bit pop and a little bit country. Some of my biggest influences are Sugarland, Sara Evans, James Taylor, Taylor Swift and Sara Bareilles, and I’m always just trying to be the best Lena I can be.”
You recently released your second single, “Can’t Think Straight,” which is great! What can you tell us about the recording process?
Lena Stone: “Recording “Can’t Think Straight” was such an easy process…I wrote the song with my friend David Dorn (who also produced the song) and he was actually putting together a track for the song while we were writing it. So even from day one I had a really great sense of what the drums and the keys and the guitars would sound like. And we recorded vocals for the song at his studio, where the vocal booth is a converted pantry in the kitchen of the house!”
What about that song made it stand out enough for you to choose it as your single?
Lena Stone: ““Can’t Think Straight” felt like a really natural next choice after my debut single because “Nervous” is so fun and flirty, and CTS let me touch on some deeper emotions and tell a little bit more of my story. With every song I release I want to share a little bit more of myself, and I think this song definitely accomplishes that.”
You are in the studio working on your debut EP, what can we expect to hear from that?
Lena Stone: “I am so excited about this EP because it will be my first time releasing a collection of songs at once instead of just singles. I feel like the songs on this project all represent different sides of my personality; there’s a girls-night-out song, a song about the very beginning of a new relationship, a song about being pulled back into an old relationship, and everything in between!”
How has being in Song Suffragettes empowered you as a woman pursuing this career?
Lena Stone: “Song Suffragettes has been such a huge part of my journey. I’ve made some of my best friends through Suffragettes, gotten to write with so many of the incredible women, and had really amazing opportunities to play my music for new fans!”
What is your favorite song that you have written and why?
Lena Stone: “All of my songs are so special to me, but there’s a song that will be on the EP called “As I Go.” I wrote the song years ago with some of my closest friends about all the things that I’ve learned from love, and no matter how old I get those lessons keep feeling more and more true!”
What are your goals for this year?
Lena Stone: “Releasing this EP is going to absolutely make my 2018! I have big plans for an amazing release party here in Nashville, a really fun CMA Fest, and hopefully some touring later in the year.”
Since we are Celeb Secrets Country, what is a secret about yourself that you’d like to share with us?
Lena Stone: “Fun fact: I am absolutely obsessed with going to the movies (like, I probably go 4-5 times a month). BUT I have admittedly horrible taste when it comes to films, and I’m proud to say that A Walk To Remember is my all-time favorite!”