Joanne Shaw Taylor Releases New Album “Heavy Soul” – Available Now!

Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor has just announced the release of her new studio album, Heavy Soul, now available through Journeyman Records. This latest addition to Taylor’s discography was recorded at the historic RCA Studios, just before its closure, adding a touch of nostalgia and history to its creation. Taylor shares, “I love the history – it seemed like the natural place to come back to. It’s been a wonderful album to make.”

New Single: “Drowning In A Sea Of Love”

The album’s latest single, “Drowning In A Sea Of Love,” is a soulful rendition inspired by Eva Cassidy’s version of soul icon Joe Simon’s 1971 R&B hit. Introduced to Taylor by renowned producer Kevin Shirley, the track perfectly captures the album’s theme of exploring emotional depths through a blend of blues and soul music. Fans can watch the official music video HERE.

A Landmark Album

Heavy Soul marks a significant milestone in Taylor’s career, showcasing her evolution from blues roots to incorporating soulful pop music nuances. Following the heartfelt single “Change of Heart,” the album continues to highlight Taylor’s expressive vocals and guitar prowess with tracks like “Devil In Me,” “A Good Goodbye,” and the title track “Heavy Soul.” The album also includes a soul-stirring version of Joan Armatrading’s “All The Way From America.”

Critical Acclaim

Critics have praised Taylor for her raw talent and authenticity. Classic Rock Magazine highlights her “rich honeyed marriage of blues-rock guitar and soulful pop sensibilities,” while Blues Matters! recognizes her as “a beacon of authenticity and talent.” With a career enriched by acclaim from legends like Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox, Heavy Soul promises a fusion of contemporary soul-pop and traditional blues.

Joanne Shaw Taylor’s Heavy Soul is now available on all major streaming platforms and physical formats. This album is a must-listen for fans of blues and soul music, as it beautifully blends Taylor’s roots with new soulful explorations. Don’t miss out on experiencing the rich, emotional depth of Heavy Soul.

For more updates and to purchase the album, visit Journeyman Records.

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