LOS ANGELES: American singer Diana Ross expressed her gratitude in new single ‘Thank You’, the title track from her first studio album in 15 years.
Ross, the former lead singer of Motown Records’ hugely successful group the Supremes, recorded the songs in her home studio during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is her first album of original material in 22 years and her first album of any kind since 2006.
The album is described as “a powerful, inclusive musical message of love and togetherness” and that “with its songs of happiness, appreciation, and joy, it wholeheartedly acknowledges that we are in this all together”.
“This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time,” Ross said in a statement. “I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.”
Ross co-wrote the 13 songs on ‘Thank You’ with collaborators including pop producer Jack Antonoff, who is known for his work with Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and Lorde.
As a solo musician and a member of the Supremes, Ross has sold more than 100m records worldwide. In 1993, she was inducted into the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful female musician of all time.
The album ‘Thank You’ will be released in the autumn. It is Ross’ first studio album since ‘I Love You’ in 2006.