Grammy and Brit award winner, Joss Stone, is set to release the follow up to her massive five-million selling debut album, The Soul Sessions. The new album, The Soul Sessions VOLUME 2 will released in New Zealand on Friday, July 27.
Stone reunited with Steve Greenberg earlier this year to put together two electrifying sessions in New York and Nashville, with a stellar cast of musicians including the legendary Ernie Isley and original SOUL SESSIONS acolyte Betty Wright. The resulting album, The Soul Sessions VOLUME 2, is a collection of soul gems that showcase a young woman at the height of her vocal powers.
Ten years on from the original album, which was recorded by Stone at the tender age of 15, there is undoubtedly a new level of maturity in evidence on this set – a stunning exercise in vocal poise, passion and power.
Stone commented: “I really had fun revisiting The Soul Sessions idea and I’m really pleased with the results. I’ve committed long term to my label Stone’d Records, but it felt right to team up with Steve 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 – so I hope people enjoy it.”
The album includes versions of classic tracks such as ’(For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People’ (originally recorded by the Chi Lites) and ‘The Love We Had’ by the Dells, as well as future single ‘The High Road’ – a stone-cold soul makeover of Broken Bells’ cult hit. The first single from the album, ‘While You’re Out Looking For Sugar’, originally recorded by The Honey Cone, is at radio now.
Last month Joss Stone performed a sold-out UK show where fans were treated to a set drawing mostly from the new album with a few older fan favourites in there as well. Fans outside the UK were also able to catch the show on a live stream on MSN globally where they were encouraged to tweet #Josslive to join the conversation.
The Soul Sessions VOLUME 2 is released on July 27 and can be pre-ordered now.