Sheryl Crow to release final album

NEW YORK • All I Wanna Do is to make a last album, said Sheryl Crow, echoing her 1994 smash hit.

She will release that final record next year with an all-star list of collaborators. In an interview broadcast on Monday, the nine-time Grammy winner said it will feature Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Don Henley and the late Johnny Cash.

The country rocker said she will still put out individual songs.

"I do think that albums... are a little bit of a dying art form, that people are more interested in singles," she told syndicated radio host Kyle Meredith.

"It feels great not to spend the time in the studio to make a fully realised, conceptual album, but just to put out really pertinent songs that feel immediate," she said.

Artists in the age of streaming have debated the relevance of albums. While many musicians still see albums as focused artistic statements, others - especially in hip-hop and electronica - prefer to put out music at their own pace.

After high-profile relationships to men including musician Eric Clapton and former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong, the 56-year-old Crow has spoken of how her life has been transformed by adopting two children.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'Sheryl Crow to release final album'. Print Edition | Subscribe