Joss Stone's desperate deal
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 November 2009
Joss Stone was so desperate to release her latest album, 'Colour Me Free', that she told her record company they could have her house to pay for the cost of bringing out the record
Joss Stone offered her record company her house so they would release her album.
The 'Super Duper Love' singer was determined to release 'Colour Me Free', despite her label EMI believing it wasn't commercial enough to be a success, and proposed the deal in order to ensure she could see the project through.
She said: "It got to the point where I said, 'Take my house and release the record'. The thing is, I just made an album and I wanted people to like it. I did not think anything of it. Why did it have to be a big deal? Why does it have to focus on being a number one song? F**k that, I can't be bothered."
EMI eventually agreed to release 'Colour Me Free', but refused to release any of their budget to promote the release.
Despite the setbacks, Joss remains positive about her chances of the LP doing well.
She added: "EMI were running a business. It's not about you having a lovely time in the studio... so it's got a low budget? That's fine by me. I just wanted to have artistic freedom. I'm tired of all the silliness.
"We will cross our fingers and see what we can muster. We'll maybe see what we can do ourselves."