Nottingham-based artist Sharon Watkins unveils joyous single “Stranded,” ahead of the release of her upcoming album. With a Motown-tinged, British soul sensibility, the track highlights Watkins expansive vocals upon an upbeat sax solo, making for the perfect summer anthem.
Written in Norfolk, inspired by boats tuck in the mud waiting for the tide to take them out, the carefree number captures all the pent-up energy within us and the vibrant urge to let loose after hard times, just waiting to burst out and carry us away.
The track is accompanied by a fun-loving music video elevating the feel-good mood that the catchy sonics bring to life. With an uplifting message meant to be just a glimpse of her forthcoming project that she describes as “the ultimate comeback story from health issues, breakups and redundancy, “Stranded,” is rooted in Watkin’s well-crafted ability to share life lessons within imaginative lyrical and instrumental metaphors.
Writing and performing have been the pillars of Sharon Watkins’ life as she grew up surrounded by the Manchester music scene. Swerving away from her passion for two decades, the promising act has found her way back to music, with her husky vocals and warm soundscapes setting her up as an act to watch.