As Emeli Sande and Adele continue to fly the flag for Brit-Pop in the USA, their predecessor Joss Stone took fresh aim at the market with her independently released ‘The Soul Sessions Vol.2‘.
Welcoming modest numbers upon release, the project saw her cover a number of soul classics released between the 60s and 80s, one of which being The Dells’ 1971 release ‘The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)’.
Needless to say, the release of its video marks very good news for fans of the contralto, who- at least in our opinion- is only the right deal away from reclaiming her seat at Adult Contemporary’s winning table.
Here’s hoping that after enjoying the freedom being independent brings, Joss isn’t anti- major. For, after watching and falling in love with the above, we’d say it’d be a criminal for her not to push for more backing.
Put simply, she’s far too gifted and talented to have her cause forgotten even more than it already has, overshadowed by the likes of Winehouse, Adele and if RCA have their way… Paloma Faith.