Remember, the music
industry is still Diana Ross
' home, and she still lives there; the last 15 years have just been a long vacation, OK?
The legendary singer has announced the release of her 25th studio album, "Thank You," her first album since 2006′s "I Love You" and her first album of original material in 22 years.
The 13-track album, which was entirely recorded during the COVID-19
lockdown, will be released on September 10, but Ross has already blessed us with the upbeat and supremely joyful title track, which is now available for streaming.
“This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love, and I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time,” Ross said in a statement on Thursday. “I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners, because when you hear my voice, you hear my heart.”
The accompanying video for "Thank You" features footage of people
dancing to the infectious beat as well as moments from Ross' performances and music videos throughout her illustrious career.
“We survived the highs and lows / Sometimes that’s how life goes / But together I know we’ll make it,” she sings on the song, adding, “I wouldn’t change a single day / No one else makes me feel that way / I know you take care of my heart and never break it.”
Ross co-wrote all of the songs on "Thank You," with assistance from a slew of impressive collaborators, including Tayla Parx, Spike Stent, Jimmy Naples, and go-to-producer of the moment Jack Antonoff — whose fingerprints can be found on certain other quarantine albums.
After all these years, Ross is still the music industry's supreme, having sold over 100 million records worldwide as a member of the Motown group The Supremes and as a solo artist. While she hasn't released new music in quite some time, Ross hasn't shied away from appearing onstage in recent years, performing a medley of her greatest hits at the Grammy
Awards in 2019 in celebration of her 50th anniversary
"Thank You" can be heard below.