Joss Stone to release new album 'Colour Me Free' + Jay Leno Show

Joss Stone to release brand-new album entitled 'Colour Me Free' on Virgin Records October 20th

Joss Stone

British soul singer and songwriter's fourth album to be sold exclusively through Target in the US

Stone to perform a duet with Smokey Robinson on the Jay Leno Show September 24th

British soul singer and songwriter Joss Stone will release her fourth studio album, entitled 'Colour Me Free', on October 20, 2009 on Virgin Records. The physical CD will be available exclusively from retail chain Target in the U.S., while the digital version will be sold exclusively through iTunes.

The first single from the album is "Free Me."

The album will be released on November 2nd outside of North America.

Joss Stone wrote and recorded 'Colour Me Free' at Mama Stone's, the live music venue that her mother runs in Wellington, England. She co-produced the album herself, along with producer/songwriters Jonathan Shorten and Conner Reeves, who also worked on Stone's 2004 platinum-certified album, 'Mind, Body & Soul'.

"I woke up one morning and wanted to make an album," Stone says. "It's very, very raw - basically a bunch of musicians, writers, and myself just jamming. The album was not dictated or forced. It was an organic process where each musician was given the freedom to create their sound. It's an honest and accurate representation of where I am as an artist and person right now. I am really proud of the music and excited to have people hear the songs."

An eclectic mix of pop, soul, R&B, funk, hip-hop, and gospel sounds, 'Colour Me Free' features a host of guest artists, including Jeff Beck and Sheila E. on "Parallel Lines," Raphael Saadiq (who produced her 2007 gold-certified album Introducing Joss Stone) on "Big Ole Game," rapper Nas on "Governmentalist," and saxophonist David Sanborn on "I Believe It To My Soul."

The 22-year-old Devon, England-born Stone has sold more than eight million albums worldwide, and been nominated for four Grammy Awards and three Brit Awards. She is known for a string of memorable live performances, including a tribute to Janis Joplin with Melissa Etheridge at the Grammy's in 2005, an appearance at the Super Bowl half-time show with Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and India Arie in 2006, and the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium in London in 2007. Also that year, Stone won her first Grammy, for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals, for her collaboration with Legend and Van Hunt on Sly Stone's "Family Affair."

In 2008, Joss Stone performed The Who's "My Generation" on CBS's Kennedy Center Honors television special honoring Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Earlier this year, Stone performed on American Idol with Smokey Robinson and made her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series The Tudors.

Joss Stone is set to perform a duet with Smokey Robinson on the Jay Leno Show September 24th.

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The track-listing for Colour Me Free is as follows:

Free Me
Could Have Been You
Parallel Lines (featuring Jeff Beck and Sheila E.)
4 And 20
Big Ole Game (featuring Raphael Saadiq)
Governmentalist (featuring Nas)
You Got The Love
I Believe It To My Soul (featuring David Sanborn)
Stalemate (featuring Jamie Hartman)
Girlfriend On Demand

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