Now, Joss Stone is one of those artists that people seem to either love, or hate. Me personally, I loved her album Introducing Joss Stone. It was a well produced, funky, authentically soulful peek into the artist known as Joss Stone. And with Raphael Saadiq at the helm, it was well worth the wait.
Joss Stone has been the target of much criticism and disdain since the beginning of her career from “soul” purists, but in an age of Adele and other UK songstresses topping the US charts, will she finally get her just due? Her new album LP1 is due out in the US July 26th, and is her first on her own label Stone’d Records after many well-publicized label woes with former home EMI. It’s ALSO helmed by the fantastic Eurythmics member Dave Stewart. It’s sounding like it might be a fruitful collab, but time will tell. I’m willing to at least give it a spin! Are you?
One of my personal favorite singers EVER, Rahsaan Patterson, is also getting ready to put out his new record. Bleuphoria is due out in the US on July 19th, and I am very very excited. The album features such luminaries as Lalah Hathaway, Faith Evans, Jody Watley, and more, I’m sure. “6 AM” is my JOINT, and it stays on constant repeat.
In the above clip, Rahsaan talks about the story behind Bleuphoria, and friends and collaborators Lalah Hathaway and Faith Evans also weigh in with their thoughts. This album is sure to be another feather in Rahsaan’s cap, and a prime addition to his already stellar discography. Are you feeling “bleu”? Review coming soon by the way…