NEW MUSIC: JOSS STONE | BREAKING EACH OTHER'S HEARTS
Soul phenomenon Joss Stone is set to release her new album "Never Forget My Love" in early 2022, her first album in six years. The title track was released to wide acclaim last month, and now we get the follow-up single, “Breaking Each Other’s Hearts.” The latter song might not be the obvious choice for a Christmas release, but Stone shares that, “I know life is not perfect, and sometimes Christmas day comes around, and there's somebody that's hurting you.” “Some of my records have been very defiant,” She has been working with producer David Stewart (of the Eurythmics) on the new record, Stone says, “You feel very safe with Dave. You can tell him every single story—he knows everything about my life!” She adds that Stewart is skilled at drawing the music out instead of scripting it in. Having worked together on numerous projects over the years, the latest collaboration for the duo feels like somewhat of a full-circle moment from their early collaboration recording “Alfie” for the 2004 Jude Law movie of the same name. Despite being a new mum (Violet turns one this January), Stone has yet to show any signs of slowing down, having released “Lean on Me” with Beverley Knight last April to raise awareness for national health workers in the UK, launching a podcast (A Cuppa Happy) all and being involved with "The Masked Singer" (winning Season 2 as the sausage). Joss kicks off a tour with fellow Brit Corinne Bailey Rae this coming Jan. 19 through February 11.