Joss Stone’s fifth album, “LP1,” is available and in stores today. The Brit soul singer has teamed up with the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, who produced “LP1” and Stone shows incredible maturity and growth on the new material, which is her first release on her own Stone’d Records label.
Oddly enough, the release of this album comes only days after the tragic death of Amy Winehouse, who along with Joss Stone, Adele, and Duffy, represent the extremely talented and beautiful group of retro-soul and blues singers to emerge over the past few years.
Songs such as “Newborn” display Joss Stone’s stylistic growth as a singer and songwriter. The majority of songs on “LP1” are full of the passion and high energy level that Stone can infuse in her music, effortlessly. If songs like “Last One to Know” seem a bit scattered, smothered, and covered, Stone finds her groove on “Cry Myself to Sleep,” “Somehow,” and “Drive All Night,” which are by far the three strongest tracks on the new record.
Overall, Joss Stone sounds fantastic on this album and Dave Stewart certainly has helped steer her in a bold new direction on “LP1.”
-Will Fisher, The Showbiz Kids
The Showbiz Kids Rating: 7.5 out of possible 10