Single I Joanne Shaw Taylor – Sweet ‘Lil Lies
#1 Billboard Blues Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor Releases Long Awaited New Music With Captivating Single “Sweet ‘Lil Lies”
Blending rock undertones reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Bonnie Raitt, JST’s original song is set to be a hit with blues and rock fans alike.
Released on Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records
After almost a year since the release of her last album ‘Nobody’s Fool,’ the #1 selling blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor launches her electrifying new single, “Sweet ‘Lil Lies,” available now on all streaming platforms.
Produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes) at the illustrious RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, this song witnesses the magnificent collaboration of top musicians including Rob McNelly (Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Buddy Guy) on guitar, Doug Lancio (John Hiatt, Bob Dylan) on rhythm guitar, Alison Prestwood (Blake Shelton, Olivia Newton-John, George Benson) on bass, Jimmy Wallace (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gavin DeGraw) on keys, and Anton Fig (David Letterman, Kiss, Joe Bonamassa) on drums & percussion. Released by Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records, the song stands testament to Joanne’s relentless creativity and musical brilliance.
“Sweet ‘Lil Lies” holds a special place for Joanne. “It was the first song I wrote just for this new album,” she recalls. “I’d been messing around with the lead piano part and built the rest of the song around that melody. As soon as I had that main melody, ‘I got sweet little lies, all the time’ stuck in my head on a loop. It probably took me less than an hour to finish it; some songs work like that.” The song delves deep, reflecting the emotional journey of realizing a loved one’s immutable nature and the heart-wrenching decision to walk away.
A prolific songwriter with a reservoir of new material, Joanne isn’t willing to be held back by conventional release strategies. Her partnership with Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records has enabled her to work with some of the top music producers. This strategic alliance ensures a continuous flow of top-quality singles, making sure that her music reaches fans in the manner she envisions, cutting through the industry’s clamour.
Discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics when she was a mere 16 years old and subsequently invited to tour the world, Taylor’s meteoric rise has made her one of the most sought-after guitarists in the industry. With praise from renowned artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Stevie Wonder, and Annie Lennox, her credibility in the blues-rock world remains unparalleled. “Taylor has navigated the journey from rough diamond to global star,” quoted ERB Magazine. “In a male-dominated guitar world, she truly holds her own.”