"I wanted to go back into the studio in Memphis with Jim to retain the same vibe that we captured on the first album," says Joanne who was brought up in Solihull. "The new album is a combination of rock and blues and I think it's an exciting collaboration. Hopefully, my fans will love the rockier edge."
"That night was just really good fun," she reflects, "and I think that translates on the album.
"We wanted to do it in London and the reason for picking The Borderline was because I wanted something small and intimate. I grew up being inspired by those small Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Collins club gigs and I wanted to have that same 'everyone-packed-in-like-sardines' vibe – as opposed to a big production and losing some of that intimacy."
Following the release of White Sugar Joanne raised her profile by supporting Black Country Communion and honing her craft on 2010's Diamonds In The Dirt. This second album was recorded quickly but proved to be another step up.
"It's the dreaded second album curse,'' she grins. ''You have ten years to do the first one, and ten days to do the second!"