Joss Stone, a singer-songwriter from Devon, UK has been captivated by soul music since she was a little girl. As she moved through her early teens she intuitively honed her now trademark gravely-but-lustrous vocals by singing along to Aretha Franklin’s Greatest Hits. She began pursuing a singing career at thirteen, securing a record deal at fifteen, and recording her star-making critically acclaimed debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was released in 2003 through EMI/S-Curve Records.
Grammy and Brit award winning Stone has since released 7 studio albums as she has continued in her journey of musical exploration.
At just 30 years old Joss has already enjoyed a long career. She has kept the company of musical royalty from the outset. Performing alongside many legendary artists such as James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Sting, Van Morrison and Melissa Etheridge amongst many others. She has collaborated with, and contributed to albums for many of the worlds finest musicians, including Jeff Beck, Sting, Mick Jagger. Damien Marley. The list goes on.
Her love of music and fierce independence has led Stone to break away from the constraints of being tied to a label and has enabled her to explore many different genres of music. The joy that she finds in her chosen artistry has helped her to forge ahead, always looking to break new ground both musically and in her life. It is evident that Stone is an independent soul. A true free spirit. Some may call her rebellious, others would say that she is a young woman who is completely confident in her chosen direction and is at peace with all that that means.
In 2015 her album ‘Water for Your Soul’ was released, achieving number-one reggae album on release and voted best reggae album by Billboard. ‘Water For Your Soul’ is rooted in reggae and sprinkled with world influences. Clearly demonstrating how the teen soul prodigy has blossomed into an artist of style and substance. It is an album that pulses with liquid grooves and dazzles with the mix and match sonic adventure of hip-hop, shimmering with the exotic sounds of world music whilst delivering the emotional belt of RnB.
More currently Joss Stone has embarked on her most audacious project to date -The Total World Tour- by playing a gig in every country on the planet. Once complete she will be the first person to play in every country in the world.
As for the album, "Water For Your Sou"l is about finding your own fulfilment, doing what you really want to do, explains Joss Stone. For me, it's music. But water for your soul can be anything. Some people like food, some people like to dance, some like to travel. Music is necessary for me - it feeds my soul, the same way water feeds a flower. It's also about being brave and letting go. Prepare to be amazed and delighted by Joss Stone. The free spirited English soul singer has been on an incredible journey, metaphorical and literal, artistic and geographic, absorbing influences and making music. Water For Your Soul is the fruits of her travels in sound.