Diana Ross has been a legend since before the coin “diva” even entered into the American lexicon. Now, after 22 years, “The Boss” returns to music with her first album of any kind since 2006.
Thank You was made during the throes of the global COVID-19 pandemic, featuring production by a variety of contemporary pop producers, including Jack Antonoff, who is known for his work with Lana Del Rey and Lorde.
“This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love,” Ross shared in a statement. “I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time. I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.”
According to a press release for the album, Thank You “offers 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.”
Ross co-wrote the 13 songs on Thank You with collaborators ranging from new school (Tayla Parx and Spike Stent) to seasoned vets (Jimmy Napes), and recorded via her home studio.
Signed to Decca Records, Ross will release Thank You as a fall release.
Listen to the disco-tinged title track, “Thank You,” which was released on Thursday, June 17, below.