Soul of a Woman, the final studio album from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, is out on all platforms now via Daptone Records. The dynamic album is a lush, orchestral masterpiece that was recorded prior to Sharon's passing last November; it captures the riveting performer's incredible vocal capabilities and a band at the peak of their power.
Today, Daptone shares a video for "Sail On!" which was filmed at Daptone Studios in Brooklyn, New York during its recording. Rolling Stone describes the song as a "standout track... that captures the energy of [Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings'] live shows" while The New York Times lauds the horn section for "taking pride in every unanimous note.”
The Dap-Kings recently celebrated the life of their fearless leader by performing "A Tribute to Sharon Jones" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Supported by the Roots, the touching 5 minute performance included live instrumentals by the Dap-Kings and clips of Sharon's incredible performances. The touching piece aired on Soul of a Woman's release date, November 17th, a year almost to the day after Sharon's passing. Watch the moving performance.