Soul folk will know JO HARMAN from her time with the Soul Reality Collective, her high profile collaboration with Lamont Dozier and her version of AWB’s ‘Cloudy. Now as Ms H prepares for her autumn tour she’s released a new single…. in response, really, to demand from audiences.

A song she regularly features at her shows is her version of Citizen Cope’s ballad ‘Sideways’ and despite it being something of a show stopper, Jo has never recorded it … till now. She laid it all down in just one take with simple accompaniment from American guitarist Chris Newland on acoustic and Melvin Duffy on Dobro. The trio create a sombre, uneasy mood but there’s no denying the emotion. Little wonder the track has already attracted well over 100,000 Spotify plays in the last 28 days.

JO HARMAN: Sideways out now