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Sheryl Crow: Prince's death influenced her new music

19-05-2017

Sheryl Crow's career has so far spanned 10 albums across more than two decades. She discusses how Prince's death influenced her new sound and her advice to the next generation of female pop stars.

"I can't believe it's been a year, it's just shocking," says Sheryl Crow as she muses over how Prince's death influenced her songwriting.

He and Crow had recorded and performed together several times, but she says:"I had lost touch with him through the last 10 or 15 years.

"I hadn't seen him, and you have that moment where you think 'I wish I'd stayed in touch, I wish I'd been a better friend.'"

Crow said Prince's death "brought back the urgency" of making music.

Prince was found dead last April at his Paisley Park home after taking an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

"When he passed, they started showing all this old footage and I started hearing all that old music again that I'd loved and meant so much to me," Crow says.
BBC