Last week, Daptone Records released a music video for Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings' "Searching for a New Day."
The video mostly takes place at a listening party for the group's 2017 album, Soul of a Woman, which was released in November one day before Sharon passed away at the age of 60. Video of Sharon performing plays on a projection screen. The attention shifts to a young lady, and by the end of the video we see her in front of the Daptone Records office in Brooklyn. There is a fitting moment of meditative silence, and she thoughtfully steps forward.
The song itself is an auto-biographical R&B anthem, with Sharon singing about the universal truth of overcoming "hard times" to achieve "peace of mind." From the first verse to the second, we get a sense of what she was able to accomplish, going from a corrections officer to a hugely successful singer who touched countless lives.
Soul of a Woman is available on most streaming services. You can also pick it up on Amazon.