Cory Wong & Allen Stone release new song; new Cory Wong album to come

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Thursday, May 25, 2023

GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong is back with “Look At Me (Feat. Allen Stone),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services.

“I’ve been a fan of Allen Stone’s work for years,” says Cory Wong. “He’s one of the greatest singers of our time, and we’ve tried to work on something for a while now. This year our schedules finally lined up and we put together a banger funk/pop tune for the summer. Writing this song was fun because it started as a 10-second chorus clip from my friend Cody Fry who sent it to me and asked if I wanted to take it and run with it. I built out the track and added some other sections and sent it over to Allen to see if he was down to sing on it. We kept it moving forward in the writing and one day Allen said, ‘Check your email, I finished the vocal!’ He found a spark of inspiration and nailed the track during a couple of off days between tour runs. The fun part after that for me was finishing the production of it and building the music and sonic bed that Allen’s vocal sits on top of. I wanted to try some classic recording techniques with my guitar, bass, horns, and drums; but I also wanted to experiment with some guitar tracking techniques that would make the guitar feel more like a pulsing synth. The results turned out to be incredible and I’m excited for this song to finally be out in the world!”

“This track was a blast to make,” says Allen Stone. “I’ve been dying for the chance to work with Cory and finally it’s happened. At the end of last year, he sent me three or four different rough ideas and my ear gravitated to this one. Cody Fry had started a hook and I reckon if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. The song basically wrote itself and luckily Cory was pumped about the top line. Stoked that this track is leading the charge on Cory’s new release and appreciate you putting ears on it. Bless.”


“Look At Me” heralds the upcoming release of Wong’s eagerly awaited new studio album, THE LUCKY ONE, arriving later this year. The collection expertly showcases Wong’s constantly evolving creative chops – as producer, guitarist, and songwriter – as well as his irrepressible belief in the power of collaboration, joined once again by a star-studded line-up of special guests to be revealed in the weeks to come.

“I like mixing it up,” Wong says, “and it informed the way I wanted to approach making this album. At this point in my creative journey, I’m constantly trying to find ways to challenge myself and make myself better. I worked with great co-writers and collaborators that kept me honest and pushed me to be better than ever while making this album. I feel like I’m at an era in my life where I’ve been more creatively charged than ever, and I’m constantly inspired by getting to make music and travel the world with my friends playing music. It’s a gift and I truly am ‘The Lucky One.’”

Wong – who recently sat in on CBS’ Late Show With Stephen Colbert as a special guest with Louis Cato & The Late Show Band – is currently set for a truly epic summer on the road, including headline shows, festival appearances around the world, an EU/UK headline tour, and much more. Highlights include summer appearances all over the world, including being named music director for this year’s legendary Bonnaroo Superjam and Life Is Beautiful Superjam, a bill with Nile Rodgers in Germany, his first-ever shows in Japan, Thailand, Jakarta, and Hawaii, as well as a headlining fall tour in Europe in the UK. For complete details and ticket availability, please see



25 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville *

27 – Chillicothe, IL –Summer Camp Music Festival †

28 – Chillicothe, IL –Summer Camp Music Festival † ‡


1 – Bangkok, Thailand – Moonstar Studio

3 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Java Jazz Festival †

15-18 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo †

23 – Greenfield, MA – Green River Festival †

24 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival †

26 – Jackson, WY – The Center Park

30 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival †


1-4 – Portland, OR – Waterfront Blues Festival †

8 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory +

13 – Snowshoe, WV – 4848 Festival †

16 – Sete, France – Jazz a Sete Festival †

18 – Juan-les-Pins, France – Jazz a Juan Festival †

19 – Stuttgart, Germany – Jazz Open Stuttgart ^

20 –Brno, Czech Republic – Groove Brno Festival †

21 – Katowice, Poland - Jazz Around Festival †

25 – Marciac, France – Festival Jazz in Marciac †

28-30 – Nagata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival †


3 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii (Early Show)

3 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii (Late Show)

4 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii (Early Show)

4 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii (Late Show)

5 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii (Early Show)

5 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii (Late Show)

25-27 – Tisbury, MA – Beach Road Weekend †


9-10 – Indianapolis, IN – All In †

14 – Fredericton, NB – Harvest Music Festival †

16 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sea Hear Now †

17 – Paso Robles, CA – Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival

22 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful † #

28 – Stockholm, Sweden – Arenan Fryshuset

29 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall

30 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA


2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

3– Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

4 – Paris, France – L’Olympia

5 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg

6 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique (AB)

8 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s Neue Welt

9 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Poppodium

11 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo

12 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute Birmingham

13 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester

14 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland Ballroom

17 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street

* Pearl Presents “High-End Reimagined”

† Festival Appearance

‡ Red Barn Late Night

+ w/ O.A.R.

^ w/ The Fantastic Four

# JammJam Feat. Cory Wong & Friends