Aretha Franklin Discusses the Details of Recording Her New Cover Album
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.26.2014
And her upcoming Lifetime biopic…
Billboard recently interviewed Aretha Franklin, who talked about her new covers album. Below are some highlights.
Franklin on her new album: "We're going to give you exactly what you're expecting and what you're not expecting. … Well, Clive [Davis, executive producer] is concerned, but we're on it. We are ON it. I'm pretty sure it's going to be fun working with (Andre 3000), just watching his videos and things. It should be fun. And, of course, they all come with great music, so I expect that."
Franklin on her renditions of some classic songs: "(The originals) are classic versions and we're certainly aware of that, and we're going to do them justice. People are different, you know? What they did is not what I'm going to do, and what I'm gonna do is not what they did. That's just what makes it different. You won't be disappointed; we're going to give you exactly what you're expecting and what you're not expecting."
Franklin on an upcoming biopic of her life with Lifetime: "We're very, very close to signatures on one agreement. It's just a matter of our coming to terms and agreeing about what we're doing to do." That hasn't stopped Franklin from thinking about who will portray her, however. Right now it could be one of several people. There's always the producers' book, who the producer wants you to consider, and sometimes unknown names."