Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin back at work on new album

Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:35:53 AM EST   Updated On: Oct 16 2013 06:47:14 PM EDT

The Queen of Soul says she is feeling healthy and is getting down to work.


Detroit's legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is going back in the recording studio, working on a new collection of songs.

She met with the news reporters Wednesday in Southfield.

The project was supposed to begin back in July, but health problems delayed it.  Aretha now says those health problems are gone.

"Everything is good now and I'm good to go," Franklin said.

She will take a break this weekend, to travel to New York for a party for fashion designed Marc Jacobs. And Aretha Franklin is ready to party.

"There's going to be a huge party there. I need a party, honey. After what I've been through, I need a party," Franklin said.

Aretha will be working on her new album with producers Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Don Was, a native Detroiter who has produced albums for many other stars.

"He did a lot of the Bonnie Raitt stuff that garnered her a lot of Grammys , so come on with that Grammy stuff, Don. I'm waiting for you," Franklin said.


The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus