Sheryl Crow says the joy in her new music comes from her age

By Char Adams
April 19, 2017 10:47 AM

Sheryl Crow has no qualms about getting older.

The 55-year-old superstar is releasing her latest album this month, Be Myself, and she credits one thing in particular for the joy that can be heard in her new music.

“My age!” she said during a Wednesday appearance on the Today show. “Most people hate getting older.”

The “Soak Up the Sun” singer said her new album will boast a more mature sound.

“There’s something liberating about being able to write for grownups,” Crow said.

“Like, everything at pop radio — which is fantastic — is geared sort of more towards young people.”

She added: “It’s just been liberating for me to be able to write about things that everybody over 30 is talking about. So, it’s been wonderful.”

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The mom of two recently opened up to PEOPLE about writing her new songs. She said the process has changed since adopting her two sons, Levi, 6½, and Wyatt, 9½, in 2010 and 2007, respectively.

“That luxury of being able to be creative or inspired at whatever hour of the night I decide to go hang out with friends and drink a beer and write a song, that does not exist anymore,” she told PEOPLE.

“I recorded an album, but only during their school hours,” she says. “It was a good feeling to be home every night for dinner.”

Be Myself is slated for an April 21 release.