Written by: Matt Sloan
Photo By Geoff Tischman
There’s an old saying about a life in rock and roll: you don’t retire from it–it retires you.
Eschewing this pattern, singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow has decided to retire on her own terms. Although Crow’s upcoming album Threads will be her last, she’s not retiring from playing live, she’s retiring from making records.
“I think more than likely it will be my last album,” she told NME. “I’m really at peace about that. I have loved my career, I don’t feel like my career is over, but I feel like things have just changed so drastically. I’ve loved making records, I’ve loved producing, but I feel like for the love and the time and the emotion that goes into creating an artistic statement, a full body of work, that now with technology people kind of just cherry-pick songs, and it seems sort of futile to me. And this just felt like the right project to go out on: a project that is a timeline from my earliest years all the way up until now and even into the future.”
The follow-up to 2017’s Be Myself, Threads is Crow’s eleventh studio album and will feature collaborations with Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Sting and St. Vincent.
Over the course of her career, the Missouri-born Crow has sold over 50 million albums and won nine Grammy Awards.
Threads is out August 30.