Aretha Franklin is celebrating her 70th birthday by reuniting with one of her musical mentors, Clive Davis, for a new album.
In an interview at her birthday bash on Saturday, Aretha Franklin said she and Davis, who helped engineer her comeback in the 1980s, would be working on new music.
“I have re-signed with Clive Davis, so I’m recording with Clive again,” said Franklin of the music mogul, who is associated with Sony Music Entertainment.
Franklin said that after Davis’ birthday next month, “we’re going to sit together and decide what it is we’re going to record.”
Davis sat next to Franklin for most of the night at the soiree at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, which included a sit-down dinner, a dance performance and a mini-concert that featured rising jazz pianist Kris Bowers.