Aretha Franklin: My album will drop Sept. 30

Susan Whitall
The Detroit News

That album Aretha Franklin has been recording in Detroit since the spring is going to have a quick turnaround, with release planned for Sept. 30, according to the Queen of Soul. The album is executive produced by Clive Davis.

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

Franklin has been teasing photos of the latest session on social media, showing herself and producer Andre 3000 in the studio in Detroit, and talking about 'Face (producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds) having finished up his tracks.

Now, only the mixes remain to be finished

Franklin will appear on CBS on the "Late Show With David Letterman" Sept. 29, and on NBC's "Today" show Oct. 3 to talk about the album and sing the lead single, a cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep."

The album also has Franklin singing "I'm Every Woman," popularized by Chaka Kha, as well as Barbra Streisand's hit "People," the Supremes' Holland-Dozier-Holland-penned Motown hit "You Keep Me Hanging On," and other hit songs associated with famous female singers.