REVIEW BY JMM
As the season takes a mystical turn, the British blues-rock virtuoso, Joanne Shaw Taylor, weaves her enchantment with the mesmerizing new single, “Black Magic.” Released just in time to embrace the whimsy of nights and pay homage to the mystique of Friday the 13th, this blues gem casts a spell that’s sure to captivate your senses.
This bewitching track, a creation that sprung to life in collaboration with the legendary producer Kevin Shirley at the iconic RCA Studio A in Nashville, is a testament to Joanne’s artistry and her ability to summon emotions through her music. Joined by a cadre of stellar artists such as Rob McNelly, Doug Lancio, Alison Prestwood, Jimmy Wallace, and Anton Fig, Joanne Shaw Taylor weaves a musical tapestry that’s as rich as it is spellbinding.
Originally intended as an instrumental track titled “Butterbeer Blues” for her album ‘Nobody’s Fool,’ Joanne’s creative spirit led her to infuse the song with lyrics, transforming it into a traditional acoustic blues piece. The result is “Black Magic,” a foot-tapping and soul-soothing composition that retains its rootsy charm while incorporating her signature guitar brilliance.
The lyrics of “Black Magic” narrate a tale of entrancement, spellbinding love, and the irresistible mystique of attraction. Joanne’s soulful vocals and exceptional guitar skills bring this enchanting narrative to life, ensuring that listeners are transported into a world where music and magic intertwine.
Joanne’s partnership with Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records has been a testament to her commitment to delivering pure and uncompromised music to her global fanbase. Her creativity knows no bounds, and this relationship ensures that her releases continue to cut through the noise of the music industry.
“Black Magic” is not only a celebration of Joanne Shaw Taylor’s remarkable talent but also a testament to her ability to craft music that transcends boundaries, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in a world of enchantment and musical sorcery. Watch the official music video now and let “Black Magic” weave its spell upon you.