As you probably know if you've seen the About.com list of noteworthy R&B/Soul releases for July 2012, UK songstress Joss Stone has a new album coming out July 31 in the US. And as the name implies, The Soul Sessions Vol. 2, follows in the footsteps of her 2003 debut album in that all the songs are cover versions of Soul classics, most of which were recorded in the 1960s and '70s. Or actually, make that most of the songs covered are Soul classics. One very notable exception is Joss' version of "The High Road," a song that was the first-ever single by indie rock duo Broken Bells in 2009. (Incidentally, Broken Bells has another link to R&B/Soul music: one member of the group, producer-musician Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton is also half of the duo Gnarls Barkley, along with vocalist Cee-Lo Green.) And like all good remakes, Joss' version reshapes the original song into something that sounds fresh and new, but also has a familiar quality to it at the same time. The song, which is the first U.S. single from Soul Sessions Vol. 2, can be streamed via the top link below.