Written for Kurrent Music
Published April 21st 2016
Before Amy Winehouse, Duffy and Adele were all held responsible for bringing back real soul vocals and soul music, Joss Stone was on the same mission.
Growing up on old soul music, she was a real surprise to music when she released her debut album at age 16 and sounded like she’s was about 10 years older and black.
It’s that combination that is always a ’thing’. It doesn’t matter in what time we live, when a white singer sounds black, it’s getting as much praise as it’s getting criticism. But music knows no boundaries. It gently finds its way to everybody and everybody takes what they can from it and adds a little something to it.