Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has learned. Expected in the first half of next year, the as-yet-untitled set finds Cole covering songs made famous by the likes of Fiona Apple, Shelby Lynne, Neil Young and Kate Bush. Although Austin was initially on board to produce only a handful of songs for the album, the collaboration went so well that he joined up for the full set.
Is it me, or is that weird group of people for her to cover? I'm all for it, of course, especially the Fiona Apple cover.