Bay Street Records is proud to announce the new album, “Never Forget My Love,” from GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Joss Stone. “Never Forget My Love” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The album release is joined by an official music video for “Oh To Be Loved By You” streaming now at YouTube HERE.
“Never Forget My Love” was produced by Bay Street Records founder, award-winning musician, songwriter, producer, innovator, and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, and co-written by Stewart and Stone. The duo wrote every song for the new record on acoustic guitar at Bay Street Studios in the Bahamas and then recorded all the tracks at Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studio. The project marks Stone’s first full-length LP in more than five years as well as her first new music with Stewart in over a decade. As on their previous collaboration, 2011’s critically acclaimed LP1, backing comes from a top tier band of session all-stars including drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, and guitarist Tom Bukovac.
On working with Dave, Joss commented, “Dave and I have been great friends for a very long time and we have worked together on various projects. He has this calm, quiet confidence that encourages you to tell your story. He is a breath of fresh air, very young at heart. And he always wants to lift you up.”
Additionally, describing her new music Joss mentioned, “You know – think of Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick – those kinds of classy, timeless songs. Think long gloves and a dress”.
“Joss and I have had many adventures around the world writing and recording and we have always enjoyed every minute. We are essentially best friends which makes it effortless. The music flows naturally between us. In the making of this album, ‘Never Forget My Love’, as usual, we started off small, just the two of us writing with an acoustic guitar, but if you were to hear those simple phone recordings we are already singing and shouting out brass lines and string arrangements to each other and anyone listening would think we were crazy people. We have a secret musical language and it’s so special. I’m very proud of this album, in particular, as I think we’ve captured magic in this collection of songs recorded with amazing players and orchestral arrangements that could have been written in the sixties and that sound so familiar on first listen” says Stewart.
Joss Stone and Dave Stewart have long enjoyed a fruitful and diverse working partnership, encompassing a wide range of creative pursuits. Among their other upcoming collaborations will be The Time Traveler’s Wife, the eagerly anticipated new musical based on the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger featuring original music and lyrics by Stone and Stewart. For updates and additional information, please visit timetravellerswife.com.