France Joli & Joel Dickinson
HEART OF STONE
from the hit Broadway musical "SIX"
Includes Extended, Radio Edit, LP & Karaoke versions
The disco legend who made “Come to Me” a disco classic collaborates with celebrated producer/remixer Joel Dickinson on a dance cover of “Heart of Stone,” the power ballad from the international hit musical “Six,” currently on Broadway!
France Joli and Joel Dickinson’s cover of “Heart of Stone” — the power ballad that for the last four years has moved worldwide audiences attending performances of the hit musical “Six,” about the half-dozen wives of Henry VIII — is about to make crowds get up and dance. The upbeat version — released by the Swishcraft Music dance label on Friday, October 8, 2021, five days after the musical’s official Broadway bow — was co-produced by Joli and Dickinson. Available for worldwide download on Spotify, Apple Music, Qobuz, Beatport, and Amazon, it will include Extended, LP, Radio Edit, and Karaoke versions. A second remix package will follow shortly.
Fun fact: Minneapolis-based Dickinson was not only born the year (1979) Montreal-based Joli exploded onto the global music scene, but on the very day (July 7) she debuted her insta-smash “Come to Me” before 5,000 LGBTQ partygoers and their allies at the midnight Fire Island benefit Beach ’79. It may take a while, but stars eventually do align. This Joli-Dickinson collaboration was fated from the very beginning.
“The minute I was inspired to do a dance remix of this stunning ballad, I could think of one voice and one voice only to bring it to its full potential,” says Dickinson. “I’m so thrilled France responded so strongly to my initial vision. I think we have a massive record on our hands.”
“I feel the song fits me like a crown,” quips Joli. “From the slow intro to the striking melody to the depth of the lyrics, it’s the perfect piece of new music for me to unleash onto the marketplace right now. I’m eternally grateful to Joel for approaching me.”
Surely, the massive attention paid to Broadway’s unveiling of this monster hit musical — which began in Edinburgh in 2017, went to the West End of London, and toured globally in recent years — will attract eyes and ears to Joli and Dickinson’s reimagined work.