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Sheryl Crow to release new album Detours

Sheryl Crow

Story by Jack Foley

GRAMMY award winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will release her sixth studio album, Detours, on February 18, 2008.

The album will be preceded by a digital single Love Is Free on February 11.

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 10 million copies worldwide.

Says Crow: “This is the most honest record I’ve ever made. It’s about being forced to wake up.”

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 she’s faced over the last few years.

The album, which in the end remains spiritually hopeful, retains the raw freshness of Bottrell’s Tuesday Night Music Club and track titles include Shine Over Babylon, Love Is Free, the Arabic-tinged Peace Be Upon Us, Lullaby for Wyatt (from the soundtrack to the John Cusack film Grace Is Gone) and the folky album opener God Bless This Mess.