Carleton Stone Comes Alive on “Papercut”

Based out of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Carleton Stone is an award-winning artist, a songwriter with a growing list of credits, and a founding member of the group Port Cities

Ahead of his new solo release this June 2022, Stone has shared the latest single, “Papercut.” Written with collaborators Mo Kenney and Kayleigh O’Connor, it’s upbeat with a driving acoustic guitar part like a Tom Petty song, but the darker lyrics juxtapose the music. The title “Papercut” encapsulates the emotions of the character in this song –  obviously not very happy with his current situation, he seems to be going through the motions in a life that isn’t completely terrible, but just slightly painful and annoying like a “Papercut.”