Joss Stone has announced she is releasing a new album.

The 28-year-old singer's seventh studio album 'Water For Your Soul' is ready to go and Joss has claimed it is a departure from the sound of her last LP 'The Soul Sessions Vol.2', and will have more of a reggae vibe, having worked with Damian Marley in Sir Mick Jagger's super-group 'Superheavy'.

Joss said: ''(The new album) is really a combination of all the things I like. I've always loved reggae and Damian gave me the confidence to go through that door.''

The first single to be taken from the album is 'The Answer', which was co-written with Dennis Bovell, who the 'Super Duper Love' hitmaker described as ''a great person to work with''.

Speaking about the reggae musician's qualities and influence on the record, Joss said: ''He's like a reggae encyclopaedia. And he can really sing. His pitch and range is massive. He's funny too, a great person to work with.''

Joss went on to confess that the theme of the album is about moving on with life, and ''shaking off all the crap''.

She said: ''If there is a theme to the album, it springs out of conversations, arguments, ideas about ways of living in the world. It's about shaking off all the crap and getting up and realising that hey you're alive today, so move on.''

'Water For Your Soul' will be released on July 17.