Aretha Franklin Divulges Details About New Album at Birthday Party
Although Aretha Franklin’s birthday is tomorrow, her celebrity-studded bash was held over the weekend in New York.
The Saturday event featured some of the biggest names in show businesses, including Denzel Washington and Clive Davis, according to reports, but what’s more important are the details the singer told the press about her next album.
Billboard reported that Franklin spoke about working with producer Babyface. Then, she went onto talk collaborating with Andre 3000.
Regarding working with Babyface, she said: "So, I'm just waiting for him to finish that so he can finish my tracks please.”
Then, about working with the Outkast member, she told reporters: "And I think Andre 2000 - is it two or three? 3000 is going to be doing some of the tracks with him."
Beyond these details, not much else is known – no title or release date.
For those not following Franklin’s career in recent years, her last full-length studio album was 2011’s Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love. This was her second release away from long-time label Arista and ended up peaking at No. 54 on the Billboard 200. According to figures, about 20,000 copies have sold so far.
Based on her statements, however, it looks like she’s planning to do something more modern. What would you like her to do – stick with a classic sound or dabble with a contemporary approach?
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