Joss Stone teamed up with Nas for this angry rant against the powers that be that send our boys and girls to war. I give her credit for taking a stand on political issues in her music because sadly many of her contemporaries aren’t willing to take a stand on anything and maybe I’ll give her credit for having Nas on this…maybe.
The Queensbridge native’s verse sounds a little out of place and almost cut and pasted in. The retro soul production, the hook and the sentiment may be the strongest parts of this song for me. I still left with the feeling Joss Stone always gives me. White girl, Black voice, forced vocals that obscure the lyrics. I guess I can give her credit for doing it before Amy.
Her new album Colour Me Free is in stores and features this song.