Sharon Jones announces return to music following cancer surgery

'Give The People What They Want' will come out in January of next year

Sharon Jones has announced her return to music, following her recent successful cancer surgery.

In June of this year, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings cancelled plans for a new album and tour after doctors found a stage-one tumour on the singer’s bile duct. The tumour was removed that month.

Jones has now revealed plans for the next Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings album. ‘Give The People What They Want’ is set for release on January 13, 2014. Listen to the record’s opening track, ‘Retreat!’ below:

Speaking about Jones’ return, the band’s bassist and bandleader Bosco Mann commented: “The entire Daptone Family is overjoyed and inspired to see Sharon’s recovery. Without a doubt, this album is the greatest thing we’ve ever recorded and I’ve been anxious for the world to hear it. That moment when Sharon walks out to join us on stage again is going to be insane.”

Last month, Jones wrote on Facebook: “Although my surgery to remove my cancer in June was successful, my doctor recommended that I do a 6 month course of preventative chemotherapy, which I started a month ago… I wish I could say it’s been a breeze, but this is looking to be the most challenging part yet. Thankfully, I’m feeling stronger and more focused on getting back out on stage every day. I want you all to know that YOU are the reason why I am so motivated and driven to stay healthy and work through my recovery. Can’t wait to see you all soon!”

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings have released six albums since their 2002 debut, ‘Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’.

The ‘Give The People What They Want’ tracklisting is:

‘Stranger To My Happiness’
‘We Get Along’
‘You’ll Be Lonely’
‘Now I See’
‘Making Up And Breaking Up (And Making Up And Breaking Up Over Again)’
‘Get Up And Get Out’
‘Long Time, Wrong Time’
‘People Don’t Get What They Deserve’
‘Slow Down, Love’