Aretha Franklin is close to releasing a new album.
According to Billboard, the album will be released later this month on Tuesday, September 30.
A report via Showbiz 411, earlier this week, revealed that Franklin has teamed up with Babyface and her first single will be a rendition of Adele's mega hit "Rolling In The Deep."
"The song choices, curated by Clive, Aretha and Babyface, include “Teach Me Tonight,” which Phoebe Snow re-popularized in the 70s, Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Alicia Keys’s “No One,” Barbra Streisand’s classic “People,” Whitney Houston’s (and Chaka Khan’s) “I’m Every Woman, as well as a cover of a Supremes hit, Etta James’s “At Last,” Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” and Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U," reports Showbiz 411. "The songs have been recharted and rearranged, re-orchestrated in some really cool ways. This isn’t just a “covers album.” It’s our premiere singer recording songs she’s loved and hasn’t had a chance to do. It’s important for that and so many reasons. Plus, we get to hear a lot of Aretha playing the piano, which is always a treat."
Franklin is also due to appear on "The Late Show with David Letterman" September 29. She will also appear on the Today Show October 3.