Stella Prince Releases Alluring New Single, ‘Two Faced’

Article Contributed by Dreamspider Pu… | Published on Saturday, August 5, 2023

Authentic and from-the-heart, Stella Prince’s melodies delve deep into your spirit with her evocative and relatable songs. Her poetic lyrics, in tandem with the atmospheric sounds of her vocals, acoustic guitar, and musical compositions, appeal to a diverse, multi-generational audience. Born and raised in Woodstock, NY, Stella, who is nearing the end of her teenage years, is now living in Nashville.

Stella Prince’s musical influences span decades—from country and folk music’s renowned voices of Judy Garland, Karen Carpenter, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, and Dolly Parton; to the pop icon Taylor Swift. Think Country Press says, “Imagine the perfect mixture of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and Judy Collins all packed into one young musician.”

Stella independently released her 8th single, “Two Faced,” on August 4. For this newest single, Stella had the pleasure of working with Steve Fishell, a Nashville-based pedal steel guitarist, Grammy-winning record producer, and educator [Dolly Parton, John Prine, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris].

“No one sings like Stella Prince,” says Fishell. “I was transported the first time I heard her and I bet you will be too.”

Emotionally moving from the start, accentuated by Fishell’s pedal steel, with the harrowing opening lines, “You got her right where you wanted… Lonely enough so she’d take the bait… Blinded by words that were only an empty promise… Desperation paves way for mistakes.” The heart of the song is in the chorus: ‘There’s all kinds of empty… but the hardest one to take… is lies that seem tempting… Loneliness is two faced.’

Stella says, “My big goal is for someone to play my song and think, ‘That’s exactly how I feel…’ I want my songs to resonate with everyone, every generation, every issue: loneliness, fear, all of that.”

MusicFestNews premiered the track and writes, “[‘Two Faced’] is a song that plays on universal themes such as heartache, isolation and loneliness. With Prince’s emotive vocals floating over Fishell’s guitar, the track’s lyrics hit listeners square in the heart.”

Self produced, “Two Faced” was recorded at the legendary Sound Stage Studios on Music Row in Nashville [Est. 1970. Johnny Cash, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Buddy Guy] with Sound Engineer Kameron Luchterhand [Carrie Underwood, Devon Allman, Luke Combs].

Stella says, “It was an amazing experience—my first time ever recording with a full band. Actually this song specifically is the first ever song I recorded with more than just me. It was wild and incredible.” Joining her at SoundStage, along with Fishell, for the “live recording” feel are Nashville players: Ben Garrett (keys, guitar), PJ Schreiner (drums), Mike Dunton (electric guitar), and Father Phillip (bass).

Stella Prince on Tour:
8/10 Thu - Bozeman Taproom - Bozeman, MT
8/14 Mon -  Paris West  - Cheyenne, WY
8/15 Tue - Little Bear Inn - Cheyenne, WY
8/30 Wed - Parlour - Providence RI
8/31 Thu - Galactic Theatre - Warren RI
9/1 Fri - The Lily Pad - Boston MA
9/2 Sat - Daryl's House (3-5pm) - Pawling, NY
9/3 Sun - Club Passim - Boston, MA
9/22 Fri - The Falcon - Marlboro, NY *w/ Professor Louie
9/23 Sat - Silvana - New York, NY
9/24 Sun - Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1) - New York, NY
9/25 Mon - The Bitter End - New York, NY

Nashville Shows:
8/20 Sun - All-female Folk/Americana showcase hosted by Stella - The Underdog - Nashville, TN
9/19 Tue - Special Folk/Americana Showcase as part of AmericanaFest - The Underdog - Nashville, TN
9/21 Thu - One Big Love Fest @ The Coliseum - Nashville, TN
10/4 Wed - The Bowery Vault - Nashville, TN
10/15 Sun - All-female Folk/Americana showcase hosted by Stella - The Underdog - Nashville, TN