Alyson Stoner is a multiple threat that has a brand new single coming out this week. The singer, dancer, and actress will release “Dragon (That’s What You Wanted)” this Friday and we had the chance to chat with her all about it!
Alyson was also just confirmed to return for Step Up 5 and we got some inside scoop on the next movie in the franchise.
-You have a new single, “Dragon (That’s What You Wanted).” What was the inspiration behind the song and title? “Dragon (That’s What You Wanted)” is a fierce 90s throwback to Janet Jackson with a modern twist. We added House and Dance elements and the catchiest hook you’ll love to get stuck in your head. The phrase “that’s what you wanted” was inspired by someone getting an ultimatum in a relationship. Instead of pleading for a second chance, they take the space and keep moving forward on their own, hence calling the song “Dragon” – a symbol of strength, decisiveness, allure, and mystery.
-Is there a message you hope people get after listening to the track? The message is pretty clear: don’t tell me one thing if you mean another.
If you ask for space but you really don’t want to lose me, don’t be surprised when I take the space and move on. I have things to do.
-Do you have a favorite lyric from the song? Absolutely. “I will not apologize for packing up my life and leaving.” – When you’ve thought clearly and you know what’s healthiest and most honorable for all people in the situation, you can’t dwell on the temporary discomfort. You have to do what’s right.