Platinum-selling and Grammy-winning UK soul singer/songwriter Joss Stone releases an empowering new gospel-tinged anthem "Walk With Me". The song speaks to a different kind of love, one of love for thy neighbors, even complete strangers and anyone seeking togetherness at this time of uncertainty and ignites just in time to warm the souls and unite festive folks this holiday season after a tumultuous and divisive year.
"The song started out as a romantic song asking someone to walk through life with you, kind of like a wedding song if you will," says Stone. "When we got to working on it so much had happened that I couldn't take my mind off. With the pandemic and what happened with George Floyd that unfortunately sparked so much violence it got me thinking that the problem is mostly with the us and them attitude. That is the biggest killer - separation and judgement. Everyone needs to come together in order to survive this life in peace. Without togetherness nothing is OK".
Co-written and co-produced by Jonathan Shorten who has worked with Stone since 2004's platinum-selling Mind Body & Soul album, "Walk With Me" embraces the voices of Legato Vocal Ensemble in a heart-warming round of harmony and consolation.
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At just 33 years old Stone 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 world's finest musicians, including Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger and Damien Marley.