Sharon Jones is back! The Georgia singer’s latest record with the brilliant Dap-Kings has a fighting spirit, a tone of “treat me right, or f*ck off”, and an attitude that’s deep and soulful.
The lyrics are about her man, of course. But the anger, the strength and the positivity stems from Jones’ recent battle with cancer. A battle she won.
‘Give the People What They Want’ is brilliant on so many levels, from Sharon’s diva voice to the smooth, vintage production. But it’s the songwriting that makes it.
This collection has a depth that has been missing since 2007’s ‘100 Days, 100 Nights’, full of bustling brass and backing vocals as good as Ray Charles’ Raelettes. It’s a triumphant comeback.
Words: Gemma Hampson
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Listen to ‘Give The People What They Want’ in full via Deezer, below…