"Those Days Are Practically Obsolete," She Says
by Alison Bonaguro
CMT - 27 April
These are Sheryl Crow’s words, not mine.
“I’m a dinosaur in my own business.”
In a brand new interview with CMT’s Hot 20, Crow gets brutally honest about the whole album issue. The issue being, in a singles-driven and streaming-driven world, does we really need albums anymore?
“To be perfectly honest, I don’t know even know how I would follow this up as a statement,” Crow said of what may or may not come next after releasing a re-imagined take on her “Redemption Day” from her 1996 self-titled sophomore album. The new one features a new piano arrangement and vocals from the late Johnny Cash.
“I’ve loved making albums,” she admits, “I’ve loved the process of creating a story and a timeline and a beginning, and a middle and an end.
“But those days are practically obsolete. I’m a dinosaur in my own business. I can actually remember picking up the needle. It’s time to move on. I’ll continue to make songs and put them out, but it seems silly to make a whole newspaper when by the time it comes out, nobody’s gonna read it.”