In an interview with Kyle Meredith, Sheryl Crow announced she will release her latest—and last—album in 2019, per Billboard.
“I’ve made the decision in my head that the record that comes out next year will be my last full album,” said Crow. “I’ll just start putting songs out … to put out really pertinent songs that feel immediate.” The singer-songerwriter described albums as “a dying art form.”
Crow asked numerous artists to join her on the new album, including Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and even the late Johnny Cash. In the interview, Crow described her collaborators as “people I’ve loved and have worked with and who have been heroes of mine forever.”
Last week, Crow released a single with St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) called “Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You,” which she shared via the digital streaming platform Stem. Because the distribution service streamlines payments for artists, Crow will continue to use it to debut forthcoming singles.
Previously, Crow hasn’t shied away from addressing politics in her music, and her final album will be no exception. “It’s a luxurious time to be an artist if you want to write about what’s going on,” she said. “There’s a lot to write about and this climate of the truth not mattering has really been unnerving to me, especially when you’re raising kids and you’re trying to explain that, no matter how painful it is, the truth is the most important thing.”
Hear Crow’s full interview on Kyle Meredith With … below, read our 2017 interview with Crow on her influences here, and be sure to check out a clip of her performance at Woodstock ‘99 from the Paste vault.