Americana Highway presents the premiere of Stella Prince’s song “Crying on a Saturday Night,” from her forthcoming album. “Crying on a Saturday Night” is Stella Prince on vocals and guitar, and Mason Douglas on background vocals and fiddle. The first thing you’ll notice is Prince’s uncanny vocal tones sending chills down your spine. From that very instant, you’ll be hooked. “Why am I here, still crying on a Saturday night?” is a very relatable sentiment, and the easy acoustic guitar buoyed by the fiddle accompaniment winds up delivering a very memorable and catchy package.
"There are times, not just Saturday nights, when I feel incredibly lonely. And the reason I wrote this song is because I know there are millions of people out there that feel the exact same way as me, especially during these difficult times. And I just thought there should be a song for us that we can relate to, " stated Stella.
Seventeen-year-old Stella Prince's debut music video is also for her fifth single, "Crying on a Saturday Night"! She is thrilled to share this project with everyone. The song, solely written by the teen, is being promoted to Americana radio by legendary Folk promoter, Art Menius. In its first week Prince has hit the most added song on the North American College & Community radio chart. The single is also available on all streaming platforms.
Prince wrote the song to use the healing power of music to soothe those who are lonely. “The reason I wrote this song is because I know there are millions of people out there that feel the exact same way as me, especially during these difficult times,” she says of her own bouts of loneliness. “I just thought there should be a song for us that we can all relate to.”
A cross section of Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell, and a sound all her own, Stella sings wise beyond her years with unique instrumentation to back her up. Her guitar skills shine through, driving the track along with a crooning fiddle and traditional layered vocals in the background. Honest lyrics showcase her seasoned writing talent and ability to craft a timeless song ripe for the Folk/Americana genre.
Stella Prince is a singer/songwriter who enjoys sharing her original acoustic music to a multi-generational audience. Residing in New York's Hudson Valley, she is frequently in Nashville. Examples of Stella’s exceptionalism abound, but one need look no further than the fact that at age seventeen she has already graduated from high school and completed two years of college. She started voice lessons at age four, piano at six and then mastered guitar at age nine. Stella even developed her own signature fingerpicking technique by the time she was thirteen. Performing sincd she was five, she has not slowed down playing venues big and small.
Stella has performed in such venues as Nashville's The Bluebird Cafe, Pig N' Whistle in Los Angeles, Woodstock's The Colony, The Falcon, Nashville Entertainment Weekly, Launch TV, Scenes Media, Greenwich Village Folk Festival, River Spirit Music and at New York's The Bitter End. Stella's music has been highly acclaimed by Guitar Girl Magazine, Medium, Authority Magazine, The Devon O’Day Show, and many more.
Stella's debut single, “Before You Leave” was released on March 12th, 2021 to critical acclaim, followed by three more single releases, “Scared” in May 2021, “The Rain Might Fall” in September 2021, and “Alone for the Holidays” in November 2021.
Stella is excited to have reached hundreds of thousand streams on Spotify alone in just a few months. Prince has embarked on her first Northeast tour and performed at over thirty venues. She is a proud member of ASCAP, NSAI, and Global Songwriters Connection and spends her time between New York and Nashville.
Stella Prince's maturity in her talents transcends her age, probably by decades. Prince’s vocals don’t just offer an extraordinary range and the ability to hit celestially high notes, there’s aslo a true sense of authenticity and soul which is infused into her acoustic Country folk-pop.