While appearing on Consequence of Sound’s Kyle Meredith With… podcast Friday, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter announced plans to release a new and final album in 2019. But that doesn’t mean she’s done making music.
“Albums as an art form are kind of a little bit of a dying art form. People are more interested in singles,” Crow said. “So I made the decision in my head that the record that comes out next year will be my last full album. I’ll start putting songs out, and that feels good to me.”
Sheryl Suzanne Crow is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in Missouri, the daughter of a trumpet player [dad] and piano player [mom]. That easy-going, down-to-earth persona — along with multiple hit songs, platinum albums and successful tours — have made Crow a household name. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, country, and blues. She has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide; seven of them charted in the Top 10 and five were certified for multi-platinum sales. Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The “If It Makes You Happy” singer said she came into the music’s technology age of streaming services and singles “kicking and screaming,” but slowly “dragged herself” into embracing the immediacy of music today.
“All I Wanna Do,” a song off her 1994 debut album “Tuesday Night Music Club,” turned out to be the song that helped launch her career.
“It feels great not to spend time in the studio to make a fully realized conceptual album, but just to put out really pertinent songs that feel immediate,” Crow said.
Her forthcoming untitled album will be star-studded, featuring collaborations with Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Don Henley, and St. Vincent.
Crow noted that her upcoming singles will be released through the digital distribution website Stem, which allows artists to track and organize revenue from their music.
Those might be worrisome words to anyone who’s enjoyed Crow’s stellar pop/rock songcraft over the last 25 years — but you can relax. The “Soak Up the Sun” singer isn’t riding off into the sunset.
Ref. entertainmentweekly.com, mlive.com.
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