The Stone Roses released a rollicking new alt-rock song “All For One” on Thursday. It marks the British band’s first original track since 1994. The single is upbeat Britpop with layered, winsome vocals recalling those on Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova.”
In March, frontman Ian Brown confirmed the Stone Roses were at work on a new album after speaking with NME outside of Church Studios in London (the space is run by Adele and Coldplay super producer, Paul Epworth). While Brown didn’t offer many specifics at the time, he said the recording process was “like a dream.”
Late last year, the band also announced a handful of live dates, including three June shows in their hometown of Manchester, England, which quickly sold out. The group will also play Madison Square Garden on June 30th, and have a Dublin gig scheduled for July 9th.
The Stone Roses began to split apart in 1995, a year after the release of their second LP, Second Coming. In 2011, the group reunited for a series of gigs that eventually turned into a world tour and a headlining slot at Coachella. At the time they also announced a new album, though the Stone Roses had yet to debut any new music before “All For One.”