Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will release her sixth studio album, Detours, on February 5, 2008. The album marks the return of producer Bill Bottrell, who previously worked with Crow on her breakthrough debut album Tuesday Night Music Club, which earned the singer three Grammy Awards, and sold more than ten million copies worldwide.
â€œThis is the most honest record Iâ€™ve ever made. Itâ€™s about being forced to wake up,â€ says Crow. Lyrically the album is the most politically and personally outspoken record of her career, addressing the current state of the world from different perspectives as well as some of the personal challenges sheâ€™s faced over the last several years. The album, which in the end remains spiritually hopeful, retains the raw freshness of Bottrellâ€™s Tuesday Night Music Club-production and subtly pushes the boundaries of her previous work into new musical territories. Track titles include â€œShine Over Babylonâ€ (currently available on iTunes, and the centerpiece of the album in Crowâ€™s opinion), â€œLove Is Free,â€ the Arabic-tinged â€œPeace Be Upon Us,â€ â€œLullaby for Wyattâ€ (from Grace Is Gone, starring John Cusack) and the stark folky album opener â€œGod Bless This Mess.â€
Sheryl can be seen performing tracks from Detours on CNNâ€™s â€œHeroesâ€ on December 6th and on CBSâ€™ â€œA Home for the Holidaysâ€ on December 21st.
Be sure to check out the new video for â€œShine Over Babylonâ€ at Sherylâ€™s YouTube page: