JamesTaylor.comJames Taylor says he plans on spending next year working on what he says will "possibly [be] the last" album of new songs ***** release. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the folk-rock star explains, "I'm 64 now, and I'll be 65 when it's released," while noting, "It's been 10 years since the last album of original stuff."
As for how far along he is into the project, Taylor reveals that he has amassed "about nine songs at various degrees of completion." The singer/songwriter tells Rolling Stone that he'd also "like to make a standards album," as well as to record "some more foreign language work."
As for what the new material sounds like, Taylor reports that it doesn't stray too far from the music fans have become accustomed to hearing from him. "I don't reinvent myself in any major way," he notes. "It seems to be a slow evolution. I go back and visit certain themes that I feel strongly about and resonate with me emotionally."
Taylor's non-musical plans for the next two month involve participating in a number of campaign events in support of President Barack Obama's reelection. The singer, a longtime Democrat who last week played a 16-minute set at the political party's national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, says, "I feel strongly…about this president and him getting a second term."
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