A Proper Send Off

Sheryl Crow Readies 'Detours'

November 24th, 2007 8:46am EST
Sheryl CrowSheryl 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 10 million copies worldwide.

"This is the most honest record I've ever made. It's about being forced to wake up," 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 she's faced over the last several years. The album, which in the end remains spiritually hopeful, retains the raw freshness of Bottrell's "Tuesday Night Music Club" production and subtly pushes the boundaries of her previous work into new musical territories.

Track titles include "Shine Over Babylon" (currently available on iTunes, and the centerpiece of the album in Crow's opinion), "Love Is Free," the Arabic-tinged "Peace Be Upon Us," "Lullaby for Wyatt" (from Grace Is Gone, starring John Cusack) and the stark folky album opener "God Bless This Mess."

Sheryl can be seen performing tracks from Detours on CNN's "Heroes" on December 6th and on CBS' "A Home for the Holidays" on December 21st.