All Sheryl Crow wants to do is have some fun again. "Be Myself," a new album coming this spring, is a throwback to the music that put her on the map almost 25 years ago.
"I wanted to have the feeling I had when I made my first two records," says Crow, 54, referring to the 1990s albums that spawned hits like "All I Wanna Do" and "Everyday Is a Winding Road." "[It] was like being a kid playing with my friends and writing about whatever came to mind."
Crow tells Rolling Stone that "a huge tour" is also in the works, one that might include teaming up at some point with Neil Young and Willie Nelson. She's also recording a duet with Keith Richards, a cover of the Rolling Stones' 1994 song "The Worst," for an all-star album due later this year featuring the likes of Don Henley, Kris Kristofferson and Stevie Nicks.
In the meantime, Crow is all about "Be Myself," hoping it will connect with old fans and a new audience.
"I would love for people to hear it," she says, "and I would love for them to enjoy it and have the experience that I used to have when I'd hear a song and go, 'Oh, my gosh, I totally get it.'"