Not only is Stevie Wonder planning to release two albums next year, the iconic singer is also working on a third.
The 63-year-old performer revealed in an interview Tuesday that his first albums in eight years would be the David Foster-collaborated album “When the World Began” and “Ten Billion Hearts.”
Wonder shared about his inspiration for his new music, saying “my children, family, change, growth, heartbreaks” shape his new albums. He’s also using hip-hop to “convey political messages,” explaining that he “listen a lot to rap, and I’m inspired to take it, to use it in another way, to get the message across.”
Stevie Wonder says he’s also fulfilling a promise to his late mom Lula with a gospel album. He explained: “I might sing a gospel song in Arabic or do something in Hebrew. I want to mix it up and do it differently than one might imagine. Obviously the good word at the end of the day, it’s not about the religion, it’s about the relationship. And I think we all need to check our relationship.”
Wonder will perform his new album for the first time on December 21 at his annual Los Angeles charity concert.
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