Sharon Jones’ final album is out next month: hear the first single now

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Soul Of A Woman was recorded before she passed away in 2016.

We’ve lost a heap of great musicians over the past couple of years and Sharon Jones’ passing was among the most painful.

In the final dozen or so years of her life, Sharon Jones was among the biggest and most well-regarded soul singers of all time. Following a life working as a corrections officer and armoured car guard, she finally got to make a living from her passion for singing after hooking up with the Daptone label and their house band The Dap Kings.

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She has left us with one final piece of music, Daptone announced today, with her final album Soul Of A Woman set to be released next month.

The album was recorded as per usual, live to tape at Daptone’s studio, and is said to be both the most raw and sophisticated Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings record yet.

The first single ‘Matter Of Time’ is out now and it sounds as brilliant as anything this group has given us before. As the song’s film clip shows, Jones was in fine form up to her final days and watching it is both joyous and heart-wrenchingly sad.

Watch it here:


Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings’ final album Soul Of A Woman will be out on Friday 17 November.