Jo Harman is back with her signature bluesy style in her new single “No One Left To Blame.” The track marries her smooth vocal line with a rock-driven bite and leaves us even more excited to hear the rest of the album. People We Become will be Harman’s second studio album and drops on February 3rd. While her first record was released independently in 2013, this time she’s teamed up with Sands Foley Entertainment.
“‘No One Left To Blame’ is, like most of the songs I write, more about my relationship with myself than anything else,” Harman says. “People can take from it whatever they find in it—I’m not even sure I understand it completely yet. But I guess it comes from a place of self doubt, of self blame, of experiencing loss. The Nashville musicians did a fantastic job with this, and I especially love Pat Buchanan’s slide guitar playing. My friend Mike Ross back home had some incredible old vintage pedals from the ’70s which give us the sirens in the middle section—he ‘played’ those parts live, no samples or digital enhancements in sight. I think they add a perfect tension to an already rather dramatic track!”
The singer-songwriter hails from Southwest England, but made the trek to Nashville to make this record. With a producer like Fred Mollin (Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Joe Cocker) and a feature from The Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald, fans are sure to have their soulful cravings met. To get the full Harman effect, grab a seat at Joe’s Pub in New York City on March 28 to witness her first US live performance. It’s sure to be a good show since Harman is no stranger to the stage. After her first record, she performed with Sinead O’Connor and Patti Smith, just to name a few.
Listen to “No One Left To Blame” above.