Her 2015 debut album ‘Love, Life & Strings’ was labelled ‘The Best Soul Album of the 21st Century’ by Tower Records in Tokyo. It spent 2 weeks at the top of the UK Soul Charts gaining critical industry acclaim and worldwide airplay after being championed on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music by DJ’s including Craig Charles and Tony Blackburn. Following on the heels of that success,
Diane Shaw now finally brings her much anticipated follow up set ‘Second Chance’ which expands on the theme incorporating that winning formula of old school arrangements and real musicians rarely heard in this day and age. Real songs are at the core of Diane’s concept for her own music style, and this album is comprised of 12 brand new ‘Future Classic’ Soul Songs.
‘Second Chance’ has been in the working for over 18 months now, and tracks have been handpicked from a variety of sources, original writers as well as industry veterans. We have been very fortunate to get our hands on some rare gems unreleased by songwriting greats. She also has a new song written by the legend Michael McDonald which has never been released, and has been rearranged it into a great mid-tempo track. An unreleased Motown track written by Jimmy Webb in 1963 was also found and rearranged and should hit the spot for the dancefloors of the Northern Soul scene.
Slightly different from her first album, Diane has introduced a few classic modern soul-style dance numbers in the vein of classic Philly Soul and similar, and she once again took on the immense challenge of ditching the computers for the recording with a full live band in the hope of recreating that real authentic feel once again.
Second Chance Album will be released on February 8.