Friday, July 15, 2011

VIDEO: Joss Stone, Dave Stewart rock the Tonight Show

Joss Stone returns to action with the release of her fifth album, “LP1,” on July 26.

As a world-renowned soul singer who Smokey Robinson calls "Aretha Joplin," Joss has sold over 11 million records globally. Having just turned 24, Joss has already amassed a career's worth of successes. She is a Grammy winner, five-time Grammy nominee, and the recipient of several Brit Awards.

Stone recently established her own label, Stone’d Records, and has partnered with Surfdog to release LP1. This is the first album Joss has recorded with total creative freedom. She co-wrote and co -produced it with super-producer and Eurythmics co-founder, Dave Stewart; together, they immersed themselves into a rock n' soul musical odyssey in Nashville, Tennessee, finishing LP1 in only six days.

“This is the most fun I’ve ever had making a record with Crazy Dave Stewart at the helm, and yes the players in Nashville are unbelievable!!!” says Stone. “This album captures a specific moment in time that was spontaneous and full of creativity.”

"Joss can sing with the ferocity of a lioness and dynamically switch to the most delicate whisper in the same phrase,"
says Stewart. "She is always honest and full of real emotion. It is an honor to work alongside a true artist who understands so much at such a young age."

Joss and Dave are also working together as part of SuperHeavy – the new supergroup that also features Mick Jagger, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley; their debut is due September 20.

Stone and Stewart teamed up for a rocking live performance on Jay Leno’s show this past Monday…check it out:

Joss Stone Joss Stone

Joss Stone – Karma
Tonight Show with Jay Leno – July 11, 2011

See also:

SuperHeavy: Mick Jagger supergroup to release debut in September