With a successful music career that spans over six decades, Diana Ross, 77, has nothing to prove. On her 25th studio album Thank You, out now via Decca Records/Universal Music Group, the legendary singer uses her voice to spread hope, love and happiness. It includes previously released tunes “Thank You,” “If The World Just Danced” and “All Is Well.”
Songs like “Tomorrow” and Ross’ latest single “I Still Believe” send an optimistic message during difficult times. The latter song is coupled with Ross’ first music video in over a decade. The video was directed by Amanda Demme and produced by her son Evan Ross. It’s her first official music video in over a decade.
“My sons gave me the confidence and encouragement to make this video. After spending almost two years not performing and not being in front of the camera, they supported me in easing back into being around lots of people,” Ross explained about the video. “These three people really took care of me: Evan Ross (producer), Amanda Demme (director), Ross Naess (photography), and so many others. I am filled with appreciation for the work that they all did to make this happen.”
On the closing track, “Come Together,” Ross urges everyone to put aside their differences and unite. “There’s a sound of billion hearts dreaming / A billion hearts hoping to come together / Let’s come together / With one another,” she sings on the uplifting anthem.
All 13 songs on Thank You were co-written by Ross. She enlisted a variety of songwriters and producers to help curate these powerful tracks, including Jack Antonoff, Troy Miller, Triangle Park, Spike Stent, Prince Charlez, Amy Wadge, Neff-U, Freddie Wexler, Jimmy Napes, Tayla Parx, Fred White, and Nathanial Ledgewick.
“I spent the past year recording new music and this music is a reflection of the joy and the love and the gratitude that I feel every day. It’s an album of great appreciation for life, and for all of you,” Ross explained in a press release.
She added, “For me there was an urgency in making a meaningful album, working with what is happening now in our world. Through the power of music we are creating a new kind of conversation that supports our choices and the decisions that we make.”
Listen to Diana Ross’ new album, Thank You, below.