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NEW ALBUM: JOSS STONE | NEVER FORGET MY LOVE

With worldwide sales of over 15 million albums, Joss Stone is without question among the most iconic soul singers of the modern era. She now made her return with her eighth studio album titled "Never Forget My Love," in which she wrote every song for the new record on acoustic guitar at Bay Street Studios in the Bahamas and then recorded all the tracks at Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studio. The project marks Stone’s first full-length LP in more than five years and her first new music with Stewart in over a decade. Their previous collaboration, 2011’s critically acclaimed "LP1" backing, comes from a top-tier band of all-stars, including drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, and guitarist Tom Bukovac. “In the making of this album, ‘Never Forget My Love,’ as usual, we started small, just the two of us writing with an acoustic guitar, but if you were to hear those simple phone recordings, we are already singing and shouting out brass lines, and string arrangements to each other and anyone listening would think we were crazy people. We have a secret musical language, and it’s so special. Stone was first discovered by many via a star-making BBC TV appearance at just 13 years of age. She ultimately made history with 2004’s RIAA Platinum-certified "Mind Body & Soul" album, becoming the then-youngest female artist to top the UK Albums Chart. Her credits also include collaborations with a “who’s who” of music royalty, including Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Nas, Raphael Saadiq, A. R. Rahman, Damian Marley, and Sheila E.