The Queen of Soul is preparing to stunt on a younger generation of singers when she releases her upcoming album of 10 cover songs, titled Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. The 72-year-old legend released her first single from the album, in which she covers Adele's popular "Rolling in the Deep," with an added twist that includes a sample of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
Take a listen:
But of course there were critics, or those I refer to as "ungrateful heathens who apparently can't appreciate the greatness of 'Retha." People immediately questioned the vocal production and screamed Auto-Tune!
Guess what? Everyone and his mama has used some kind of vocal production and Auto-Tune. Let 'Retha be great—and in the words of Beyoncé, "Bow down."
Franklin's album will be released Oct. 21 and will include the following covers:
"At Last" —Etta James
"Rolling in the Deep" —Adele
"Midnight Train to Georgia" —Gladys Knight and the Pips
"I Will Survive" —Gloria Gaynor
"People" —Barbra Streisand
"No One" —Alicia Keys
"I'm Every Woman"/"Respect" —Chaka Khan
"Teach Me Tonight" —Dinah Washington
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" —The Supremes
"Nothing Compares 2 U" —Sinéad O'Connor
Oct. 21 will forever be remembered as the day Franklin snatched wigs.