Sheryl Crow Announces New Album 'Evolution,' Shares Lead Single

Retirement didn't suit her

BY Ben OkazawaPublished Nov 3, 2023

Despite claiming she'd never make another album after the 2019 release of Threads, Sheryl Crow is back with another LP for the masses. Her 11th studio album Evolution is due out on March 29 via the Valory Music Group

She says that the industry landscape has changed significantly since her career began, which helped "a couple of demos" quickly become a full-length project. 

"Everything is more song oriented now with streaming, and making an album is a huge endeavor," she said in a press release. "I started sending just a couple of demos to [producer Mike Elizondo], but the songs just kept flowing out of me and it was pretty obvious this was going to be an album."

"I said I'd never make another record, thought there was no point to it," she continued. "But this music comes from my soul. And I hope whoever hears this record can feel that."

Her timely announcement of the nine-track project arrives just hours before she's due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Wilie Nelson, Kate Bush, Missy Elliott and more.

The first song previewing Evolution's sound is lead single "Alarm Clock." If it's any indication of how the other eight songs will sound, Evolution is set up to be Crow's most pop-adjacent project yet. 

Check out the "Alarm Clock" lyric video below. 

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