JOANNA COOKE is a hard-gigging UK singer/songwriter. In the last few years she’s averaged something like 120 gigs a year and supported people like Paloma Faith and Rag n Bone Man’. She’s also released a clutch of well-received EPs but right now Joanna’s making considerable waves with her single, ‘Do It Slow’.

The song is a simple but effective ballad begging a partner to leave slowly (or never leave at all). Joanna says: “The song is a heartfelt message describing my personal perception of the ‘growing pains’ of changing circumstance. Nothing in this life stands still for long & this can be difficult to face, whatever your situation may be. I’m so proud to share this special piece of music with the world and hope my latest offering might serve up a little a little comfort to us all”

With such an emotional story line, little wonder the music harks back to the golden age of southern soul balladry. The songs builds to a climax which is gently let down by some sweet piano before the emotional tension kicks in again. Recommended.

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