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Stephen Stanley (Image courtesy of Merge PR)
Stephen Stanley (Image courtesy of Merge PR)

Stephen Stanley's debut album, 'Divided Frame of Mind,' to release July 21


Fri, May 5th 2023 04:50 pm

Album preorder begins today, accompanied by latest single, ‘The Edge’

Press Release

Dynamic. Distinct. Purposeful. Raw. Honest. These are just a few descriptions of the artistry of songwriter and musician Stephen Stanley. Releasing songs with Capitol CMG since 2020, Stanley announces his debut 14-track album, “Divided Frame of Mind,” will release July 21. The album's preorder begins today, accompanied by THE latest single, "The Edge." Click here to listen. 

The songs that form Divided Frame of Mind, which he wrote and produced with Tedd T (Mutemath, for KING & COUNTRY), share about mental health and about making choices – confronting life's darkness and shining a light on it. As Stanley explains, "Sometimes you have to go to that dark place to find the light."

Initially writing "The Edge" more than a year ago, he shares, "When I began writing it, it started off really dark, but I revisited it and remade the music and reworked the melodies. I knew then that it would inform the rest of the album and what I was trying to say. This song is the beginning of the story. While it is one of the darker songs, I knew it was the best place to start and give people a taste of what's to come on the rest of the project."

"The Edge" follows lead single “Rest In The Father,” which has 3 million in global streams and is currently top 15 at radio. Additionally, a new version of the song featuring Jonathan Traylor was released in April. 

More About Stephen Stanley

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Stanley makes music with immediate emotional impact, revealing a depth of talent that comes from years of devotion to his craft. At the age of 9, the Atlanta-based artist learned to play his mother’s guitar after suffering an accident that rendered him deaf in his left ear, quickly uncovering an innate musicality and remarkable gift for melody. By age 13, he’d added piano and drums to his repertoire, followed shortly by songwriting and producing. Over the past decade, Stanley has honed a distinct and dynamic voice as a musician, bringing both raw emotion and a profound sense of purpose to everything he creates.

To date, he has achieved more than 53 million global career streams and has the second-largest TikTok audience of all CCMG artists with 5.8 million likes and 877,000 followers, and is well-known for his covers of Imagine Dragons, Journey, Coldplay, The Killers and U2

His debut single, 2020's “No Hopeless Soul,” has more than 27 million global streams alone and hit top 20 at Christian Airplay. He has toured with Gable Price & Friends, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers, and Apollo LTD. 

Find out more by visiting his website, StephenStanleyMusic.com

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