Aretha Franklin’s musical comeback is in full swing!
After teasing her upcoming album Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics by releasing her cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep,” she’s offered another of the LP’s tracks, “I Will Survive,” a take on the Gloria Gaynor classic.
The remake starts out smoothly, then picks up with the disco jaunt we all are familiar with. And to prove she’s surviving, the song breaks into a Destiny’s Child-break with her cover of their 2001 hit “Survivor."
“Just before I knew I would record “I Will Survive,” I brought Gloria Gaynor’s book ‘We Will Survive’ and enjoyed the inspiring stories from the various sections. “I Will Survive” is a great song and one of the terrific party songs of an era. I had a ball doing it!,” Aretha told Stereogum. “It also spans generations as it’s my granddaughter Victorie and my favorite song! We’re survivors for sure. Love it!!!”
Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics is set to hit stores on October 21. Preorder above!