The band drew the attention of producer, Paul Meany - the creative force behind alternative rock band Mutemath, and who recently worked with Twenty One Pilots, producing their fifth album, Trench. Getting Paul involved provided the pair with a huge sense of validation. “We jokingly suggested him,” chuckles Tessier. “We were shooting for the stars, but a week after our management approached him, we found out he was into us and our music.”
Working with Meany didn’t just lead to The Blue Stones exploring – and creating – music in a different way than they had before, but it also led Jafar to approach and tackle lyrics in a new light.
The band will release multiple singles leading into their highly anticipated sophomore album in 2020. The first of those is ‘Shakin’ Off The Rust’ – a song that very much serves as a mission statement for their renewed sense of confidence and newfound identity.