It aint "soul?" What is "soul" then? I would LOVE to hear your answer. What she does on "Soul Sessions" is definitely soul music, from back in the day. It isn't any of this new crap you might call soul.
Her new album stuff was great! I really liked it. To me it is similar to "Soul Sessions" in the overall sound of everything. It certainly is NOT bubble gum pop or anything like that! Don't worry, if you like Joss Stone now, you will still like her after the release of her new CD.