It’s been almost a decade since Joss Stone burst onto international airwaves in 2003, shocking listeners when they discovered she was a 15 year old white girl from the UK, instead of a long lost cousin of Aretha. Soul Sessions was the album, and S-O-U-L was what she delivered. Featuring her own unique stylings on cover songs (some known, some obscure), Soul Sessions was a smash. With her unrestrained, passionate vocals and a wide emotional range, Joss Stone exhibited veteran-like energy that earned her instant respect amongst her peers and music buyers came out in the millions – five, to be exact. Impressive debut. And she wasn’t even old enough to drive.
Now almost ten years later, she has partnered her own label (Stone’d Records) with her original label (S-Curve) along with SS producer Steve Greenburg, to release Soul Sessions Volume 2. Stone will put her stamp on a range of cover songs including ones from The Dells, Sylvia, Broken Bells, and The Chi-Lites. A stellar supporting cast of musicians on the album include Delbert McClinton, Ernie Isley and Clayton Ivey, among others.
Check out the cover art for the new album:
“I really had fun revisiting The Soul Sessions idea and I’m really pleased with the results,” Joss says. “I’ve committed long term to my label Stone’d Records, but it felt right to team up with Steve Greenberg and S-Curve again for this release. I think there are some great songs on the album and I loved performing them with such brilliant musicians.
~ Joss Stone (Press Release from Stone’d Records)
Soul Sessions Volume 2 will feature eleven tracks and drops July 31st.
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