Joan Armatrading on why her last world tour is not the end
Joan Armatrading has written some of the most memorable songs of the postwar era, including Me Myself I, Love and Affection, and Willow. The prolific, genre-crossing artist is currently on the last major world tour of her 42-year career — but she's not even close to putting away the pen.
"I'm a songwriter. Why would I retire?" she laughs, "I think I'll be writing songs until the day I die.'"
The Saint Kitts-born, British-based musician joins Shad to reflect on this pivotal point in her career, and why neither shyness nor a deep need for privacy has stopped her from sharing her art.