Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor announces the release of her new studio album, Heavy Soul, available NOW through Journeyman Records. Recorded at the historic RCA Studios just before its closure, Taylor shares, “I love the history – it seemed like the natural place to come back to. It’s been a wonderful album to make.”

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 producer Kevin Shirley, it perfectly captures the album’s theme of exploring emotional depths through a blend of blues and soul music. Watch the official music video HERE.

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

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

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