After an array of health issues which left her temporarily unable to perform, Aretha Franklin is set to return with her first new album in three years. Aretha Franklin Takes On The Great Diva Classics will see the R&B legend do just that — cover songs by the likes of Etta James, The Supremes, Chaka Khan, and Barbara Streisand. Also included are songs by more contemporary singers, specifically Alicia Keys, Sinéad O’Connor, and Adele.
The decision to cover a song sung as perfect as “Rolling in the Deep” is typically a disaster waiting to happen, but if anyone can give Adele a run for her money, it’s Franklin. Listen to her supremely awesome rendition below.
Aretha Franklin Takes On The Great Diva Classics arrives October 21st via RCA Records.