Former Communards singer and one of the UK’s respected soul and jazz artists, Sarah Jane Morris, releases ‘The Sisterhood’ – the brand new single and title track from her forthcoming album. This track and the entire album was co-written and produced with her right hand man Tony Rémy.
“The Sisterhood” single is an infectiously funky tribute to The Queen Of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin, steeped in a classic gospel sound and soaked in fabulous horn parts and a lovely piano contribution.
The accompanying video includes live footage from her recent headline show at London’s Cadogan Hall, at which she debuted the whole album.
A representation of Sarah Jane’s roots, inspirations, and her love of contemporary music-making and its iconic pioneers, “The Sisterhood” album celebrates 10 female stars who dominated the singing and song writing of the 20th century.
Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Annie Lennox, and Kate Bush. Due for release on International Women’s Day [March 8th 2024].
Sarah Jane Morris first found fame in the 1980s with The Republic, Happy End and The Communards, singing on their chart-topping timeless hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” Since then she has released 15 solo albums, winning acclaim for her octave-vaulting contralto range.
“For more than twenty years I have been thinking about projects to celebrate women and our contribution to the history of song. This, at last, is it. These are my 10 singers, my essential lodestars. With these stories I tell my own, acknowledge my musical tutelage and identify the women who mean so much to me.”
“This album is dedicated to all my musical sisters, to those who went before and to those still making music. Thank you for blazing the trail, for fighting for us all with your irresistible talent and your passionate resolve.”
Live dates, see below…
The Sisterhood Live
FRIDAY 8th MARCH – THE TUNG AUDITORIUM, LIVERPOOL
SATURDAY 9th MARCH – ALEXANDRA PALACE THEATRE, LONDON