On her new studio album ‘Not Too Far Away’, multi-award winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joan Armatrading presents 10 new tracks that take the deeply personal and make it universal.
Joan writes, produces, arranges and, again, plays all the instruments. A deeply personal album that is both intense, poignant and, at times, positively jaunty, it gets straight to the heart of things. The songs are a catalogue of emotion that is as engaging, direct and relevant as it is individual. No prevarication on this album.
‘Not Too Far Away’ is a great testament to a woman who has gone where no British female artist has gone before and who is not afraid to tell it how she sees it.
It is a strong and telling statement from one of the best loved, most enduring and, unquestionably, accomplished artists working today. It is Joan at her very best. A love album of intensity that gets better on every listen.