Joss Stone wrote
and recorded her new album, Colour Me Free, at Mama Stone’s,
the live music venue that her mother runs in Wellington, England.
She co-produced the album herself, along with producer/songwriters
Jonathan Shorten and Conner Reeves, who also worked on Stone’s 2004
platinum-certified album, Mind, Body & Soul.
“I woke up one
morning and wanted to make an album,” Stone says. “It's very, very
raw — basically a bunch of musicians, writers, and myself just
jamming. The album was not dictated or forced. It was an organic
process where each musician was given the freedom to create their
sound. It’s an honest and accurate representation of where I am as
an artist and person right now. I am really proud of the music and
excited to have people hear the songs.”
An eclectic mix
of pop, soul, R&B, funk, hip-hop, and gospel sounds, Colour Me
features a host of guest artists, including Jeff Beck, Sheila E.
Raphael Saadiq, rapper Nas and saxophonist David Sanborn.
Devon, England-born Stone has sold more than eight million albums
worldwide, and been nominated for four Grammy Awards and three Brit
Awards. She is known for a string of memorable live performances,
including a tribute to Janis Joplin with Melissa Etheridge at the
Grammy’s in 2005, an appearance at the Super Bowl half-time show
with Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and India Arie in 2006, and the
Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium in London in 2007.
Official TV Soundtrack – Vol. 2
features a brand-new track from Joss Stone, the soulful “Every Time
I Turn Around,” which will be featured on a season 7 episode of