Bonnie Raitt to release new album after 7-year hiatus

By Gina DiFalco,

Bonnie Raitt will release her first album in seven years this year on April 10.

Raitt has announced the title of the album as Slipstream, and has explained her reasoning for taking such a long break from the music industry.

"I hadn't stopped moving in a very long time so I really wanted to take a total break and not concentrate on making a new record or what I was going to do next," Raitt said, Yahoo! News reports. "So that was really valuable because I waited until I was really ready to come back."

The Grammy winning guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member has lost her parents, her brother and her best friend in the time of her hiatus.

Raitt’s last studio was in Souls Alike, which was released in 2005. Slipstream will mark the first album she makes with her own label, Redwing Records.

Rolling Stone reports that after Raitt releases the new album, she will announce major tour dates.

The 12-track album will feature covers of two Bob Dylan songs, a reggae cover of Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down the Line,” and an array of Joe Henry-produced tracks.

21 singer Adele released a cover of Raitt’s "I Can't Make You Love Me” last year, which has provoked a strong interest in her music from a younger audience.

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