- Thursday, June 08, 2017 / 7:30PM
Multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and musician Sheryl Crow will release a new album, entitled Be Myself, on April 21st via Warner Bros. Records. Be Myself, her ninth studio album and the first album for the label is available for pre-order beginning today. Fans who pre-order the digital format of the album from iTunes or Amazon or any format from the Sheryl Crow’s official website will receive an instant download of the first single, “Halfway There” featuring Gary Clark Jr. on guitar. Special bundle packages will also be available through the store and include the album on CD, vinyl and with a limited edition lithograph.
A video for “Halfway There” has been created utilizing cut-out animation style which presents the songs lyrical questions through a whimsical Monty Python-esque satirical imagery. Click here to view and share.
Crow celebrates her new album with a tour, which makes a stop at The Greek Theatre, LA on June 8. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 10 at 10:00 AM (local) via AXS.com.
For this album, Crow worked again with producer, musician, and songwriter Jeff Trott, a long-time collaborator throughout her career. Trott co-wrote many of Crow’s classic hits including “If It Makes You Happy” and “My Favorite Mistake.” Crow says her main goal was “to investigate what made my early songs strike people as being authentic and original. So for the first time in my life, I made it a point to sit down and really listen to my old records. I’d drive my kids to school and play the old stuff as I came back home. That helped me remember what it felt like when I was just beginning as an artist. But it wasn’t about repeating myself. It was about revisiting where I came from and seeing where that would take me now.”
“The other thing that makes Be Myself special to me is that it’s really topical,” Crow continues. “This past summer, because of what was going on in the world and particularly in the United States; I began to feel a sense of urgency about writing.” Crow and Trott agreed to enlist their old friend Tchad Blake to engineer and mix the sessions with whom they hadn’t worked with for 18 years, “and we turned out some good old-school Sheryl Crow tunes,” she adds.
An American music icon, Crow has released eight studio albums, which have sold 35 million copies worldwide. Seven of them charted in the Top 10 and five were certified for multi-platinum sales. In addition to such No. 1 hits as “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun,” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” Crow has notched 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40 and Hot Country Songs charts, with more No. 1 singles in the Triple A listings than any other female artist.