Sheryl Crow is once again teaming up with powerhouses for an all-star collaborative song entitled “Live Wire.” She is following up her posthumous duet with Johnny Cash “Redemption Day” with another song rooted to country and roots fans. “Live Wire” features blues-rock legend Bonnie Raitt, and gospel and soul singer, Americana godmother, Mavis Staples.
Sheryl Crow’s “Live Wire”
The three songstresses blend their voices perfectly in a bluesy-bayou backing track of “Live Wire.” Crow slides into the first verse with cool ease, while Raitt balances it with her grit and trades off with Staples and her quintessential rasp.
All three women crescendo seamlessly into the chorus of the song while singing about a stubborn, firecracker of a lover.
Crow explains her deep affection for the two women.
“Mavis Staples means so much more to me than any words I could write about her. I feel like, in many ways, she is the Godmother to Bonnie Raitt. To say that having both of these soulful women on ‘Live Wire’ is a treat would be a huge understatement.”
Threads, the LP
Threads will include a total of 17 collaborations with legends such as Keith Richards, and Stevie Nicks, to modern country trailblazers Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton, and more. It is set for release on the 30th of August.
In a statement regarding her new album, she describes that Threads is where her story begins.
“This is where my story begins; in the imagination of a young girl from Missouri who began to feel a part of a beautiful and inspiring universe of art, created by musicians who made me want to leave my small town and embark on something bigger than anything I could possibly imagine […] As I became a mother, I’ve explored life through my children and seen the greater impact of our actions and voices. This collection is the ‘Threads’ of both my inspirations and younger artists carrying the torch for humanity with their stories.”
Crow gives us a gritty behind-the-scenes rehearsal of the songs. In the video, Crow refers to the two legends as ‘two of my favorite people in rock and roll.’
Watch it below!
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