A few years ago, hating on Joss Stone became a national sport. Her biggest crime? Appearing at The Brit Awards in 2007, speaking in a questionable American drawl that suggested someone who’d been in La La land a bit too long.
For a while there it became impossible to separate the Dorset girl’s music from this moment. In retrospect, it was minor considering not only her talent but the various mini meltdowns we’ve had from her pop kin, Britney, Christina and co.
Well, following a chapter completing Greatest Hits and her participation in the Superheavy project (with Mick Jagger and Damien Marley), she’s back to what she does best - singing her heart out. ‘Volume 2’ is her most satisfying album for ages, appropriately a sequel to her 2003 debut. Reuniting with producer Steve Greenberg she's produced an album of gently powerful, slow burning covers including Womack & Womack's 'Teardrops'.
Let the backlash to the backlash begin now.
Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions Volume 2 is out Monday
And here are some of Joss Stone’s finest moments:
Performing at the Brit Awards with Robbie Williams
In 2005 a super-slim Joss joined Robbie on stage for a duet of his hit, Angels. To this day, the two are great pals. Ahhhh.
Providing the soundtrack to Chanel’s TV ad
The stylish advert for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume features Keira Knightley – the face of the scent – and Joss Stone as the background music, singing Nat King Cole’s classic song L-O-V-E.
Performing on American Idol
Joss joined the American Idol stage in 2010 with rock legend Jeff Beck, performing an incredible rendition of Nina Simone’s I Put a Spell on You. Check it out.
By Priya Elan and Scarlett Russell