Joss Stone Water For Your Soul on 180g 2LP + Download
Water For Your Soul is a culmination of British singer/songwriter Joss Stone's travels in sound, demonstrating how the teen soul prodigy has blossomed into an artist of style and substance. This is an album that pulses with the liquid groove of reggae, dazzles with the mix and match sonic adventure of hip hop, shimmers with the exotic sounds of world music and delivers the emotional belt of R&.
Most of the songs for Water For Your Soul had been written and demoed before Joss's Total World Tour began but widening horizons convinced her to completely rethink and recut the record. The sound expanded to include Indian tabla, Bengali lute, Bansuri flute, African and Asian percussion, plus gospel choirs, New Orleans horns and full orchestra. After various experiments, abandoned and revisited sessions, the final album was more or less completed in a ten day frenzy, with strings being recorded in London, percussion in Hawaii and Joss pulling it together at her own Home Grown Studios in Devon.
"This album has been 4 years in the making and I've collaborated with some truly amazing people all around the world to make it happen. This album is all about finding your own fulfillment and doing what you really want to do. For me, that's music - it feeds my soul, the same way water feeds a flower. It’s also about being brave, letting go and realising that hey, you’re alive today!" - Joss Stone