First Listen: Angie Stone wants to “Kiss You” now


(February 10, 2023) Forty years into an iconic career, Angie Stone thought that maybe her recording days were done, even as she successfully and regularly tours the world. Then last year she was approached by SoNo Recording Group about working on a new album, a recognition by the label that Stone’s millions of fans still want to hear more from the artist.

The first single from that new relationship is the Valentine’s Day ballad, “Kiss You.” Written and produced by the five person team of Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Kiara White, Walter Millsap III and Xavier Gordon, “Kiss You” opens with a sample of Teddy Pendergrass wailing on 1975’s Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ classic, “Miss You,” and then progresses into a much more modern, hip-hop influenced ballad. On it, Stone makes it clear she wants to be locking lips with her man, and she is ready to move forward: “Now you ain’t never heard Angie like this, ’cause I’m a full grown woman don’t forget.”

Stone tells about her interest in the song, “This song is a nod to all the lovers in the world, whether you’re sitting at your local sports game on the Kiss Cam or cuddled up at home kissing that special someone from head to toe, kissing is pretty much everyone’s preferred display of affection.”

The song lays well for Stone, whose distinctive alto sounds as fantastic as ever. Check out “Kiss You,” and welcome Angie Stone back in time for the lovers’ holiday.

Angie Stone – “Kiss You”


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