Joss Stone Traces Her Evolution on 'Soul Sessions Volume 2'

'It's more fun for me now than it was then'

Joss Stone Traces Her Evolution on 'Soul Sessions Volume 2'

On July 31st, U.K. singer-songwriter Joss Stone will deliver The Soul Sessions Volume 2, a sequel to her her 2003 debut covers LP featuring her own renditions of songs by everyone from the Chi-Lites to Broken Bells. During a recent visit to Rolling Stone's studio, Stone reflected on her growth since her first album and how working on Volume 2 was quite different than the first time around.

"I didn't really know what I was doing, so here I am now ten years later doing The Soul Sessions and it was completely different," said Stone. Though recording the first Soul Sessions was a little more straightforward, Stone admitted her new, looser style had a big influence on the recordings. "Now, I'm kind of a little bit more spontaneous. I like to get everyone together and we just basically have a jam, and have a little laugh, play some music," she said. "The first one, I turned up and I sang as well as I could, which really wasn't that well at that point!"

The Soul Sessions Volume 2 contains covers of the Rolling Stones, Broken Bells, Womack and Womack, and more.

Interview by Patrick Doyle