Annie Lennox New Album Announced


Eight-time BRIT award-winner Annie Lennox has announced that she will release a new album later this year, featuring her take on standards originating from the civil rights era.


Annie Lennox took questions from Rolling Stone‘s Anthony DeCurtis at a listening party in Hollywood

The 59 year-old, who was named ‘The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive’ by Rolling Stone, will release Nostalgia on October 24 via Island Records.

The collection, which includes instrumentation and production credits by Lennox alongside her long-time collaborator, Mike Stevens, will feature songs popularised by the likes of Billy Holiday, Nina Simone and Louis Armstrong.

Speaking of her decision to make a concept record, Lennox said “I was just curious, I thought ‘I wonder what my voice would be like. Would these songs suit my voice?’ It was a little challenge. I just sort of got to know them, became friends with them really and had a great deal of joy in the process”.

At a listening party for the record at Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Masonic Temple last week, the former Eurythmics singer told the LA Times about her expectations for the project, “You can’t be proscriptive about people’s reaction. I really do want to be loved, but I’m prepared to be hated”.

Nostalgia cover art

The full track list for Nostalgia is as follows:

Memphis in June
Georgia on my Mind
I Put a Spell on You
I Cover the Waterfront
Strange Fruit
God Bless the Child
You Belong to Me
September in the Rain
I Can Dream, Can’t I?
The Nearness of You
Mood Indigo

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