Sheryl Crow Set to Release Final Album in 2019, With All-Star Guests
Sheryl Crow has decided she is ready to release her final full-length album, which she plans to come out in 2019—but fans needn't panic. She's only retiring from the album format, which she calls "a little bit of a dying art form."
As the singer tells Kyle Meredith With…, she'll continue to write and record songs, but intends to release them in single form, which she feels is more "immediate" and more in tune with what music fans are seeking.
In the meantime, she's putting together a whopper of a final full-length project, saying she's recording with people "who have been heroes of mine forever,” including Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Joe Walsh, and Don Henley; in addition to utilizing vocals from the late Johnny Cash.
Crow has already given a sneak peek at what's going on inside her head with "Wouldn't Want to Be Like You," a collaborative single with Annie Clark of St. Vincent that she revealed last week. In a further nod to modernity, the song was not released through a record label, but rather through digital distribution platform Stem, a startup platform that streamlines and tracks payments for artists and their collaborators.
"I'm a little bit of an anomaly, in that I'm a much older artist than what gets played at radio, obviously," Crow, 56, told Billboard. "But that doesn't mean I'm not making good records, it doesn't mean that I'm not staying vital and creative."
Crow is currently on tour, and will be spending most of July out on the road.
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