The eagle-eyed among you may (or may not) have noticed a gradual metamorphosis taking place behind the scenes on various digital platforms recently….
It’s been a time of rebirth for many of us, and after a tumultuous few years standing proudly like King Canute against the relentless tsunami of other Stoneys rolling into the Spotisphere, I’ve decided with much turmoil in my heart that it’s time to shed the old skin & finally hang up my take on the artist name of “Stoney”. (It was hip at the time)
But with a wistful tear as I bid farewell to the old, please welcome into the world…..
…Granted, while it’s not quite as radical as Prince turning himself into a symbol, it should at least now make me a little easier to differentiate from the 300 other namesakes that have popped up in the years since my last release.
“Damn, I’m influential” I said to myself. “Use it or lose it” hollered back the 300 other auto-tuned Stoneys, to a smooth RnB groove, as they flittered away my mis-registered royalty checks.
At least I can now stop trying to explain to my dear Auntie Sandra that I don’t know what “Preein” means either. (DON’T look it up)
There’s some new sounds coming in a couple of weeks so please do give the new “Mark Stoney” Spotify/Apple/Bandcamp wotsits a follow & you’ll get a ding when they land…
Rest assured, your previous Stoney records are still valid, and you can update them with a Sharpie if ya like – but maybe leave enough space for my middle name in case we have any more competition down the line.
The artist formerly known as Stoney