If you’ve been waiting for some new music from Sheryl Crow, we have both good and bad news. The good news first: According to a representative, she’s currently working on a new studio album targeted for release in 2019. The bad news: This new album will be her last. This was confirmed by the singer-songwriter herself in an interview with radio host Kyle Meredith.
According to Crow, “I made the decision in my head that the record that comes out next year will be my last full album”. She also added that, “[it felt good] to not spend the time in the studio… but just to put out really pertinent songs that feel immediate.” Her new album will have major collaborative works with some of the top names in the music industry, including Keith Richards, Don Henley, St. Vincent, and Stevie Nicks. She noted that her collaborators are her musical heroes.
Even though this will be her last album, the Grammy winner has consoled fans by saying that she’s not done making music. She said she looks at music albums as “a dying art form” and will still release singles. She talked about how the advancement in music technology (such as streaming) has created an atmosphere of immediacy in the music industry. She mentioned that in the future, all of her singles will be released via a digital distribution website called Stem. This site enables artists to organize and track revenue that they have generated from their music.
Recently, Crow released a single called “I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”. This is the first single off her new LP, and is a collaborative work with St. Vincent (Anne Clark). According to Crow, she wrote the song and had St. Vincent listen to it. The latter loved it and decided to add to the song to give it an edge.
The total number of songs to be included in the album has not been released yet, but as 2019 comes closer you can expect more details here on Music Mix Daily!