Sheryl Crow calls Taylor Swift ‘a powerhouse’ for re-recording old music

Sheryl Crow thinks Taylor Swift is "a powerhouse" for re-recording her old music in an effort to gain complete control over her material.



Sheryl Crow has praised 'powerhouse' Taylor Swift
Sheryl Crow has praised 'powerhouse' Taylor Swift

Sheryl Crow has hailed Taylor Swift as “a powerhouse” for re-recording her early work.

The 62-year-old singer has revealed her admiration for the ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker for going back to her previous albums - such as ‘1989’ and ‘Red’ - in an effort to gain complete control over her old music.

Speaking to Esquire, she said: “I look at what Taylor Swift has done and think, ‘She’s a powerhouse’.

“The fact that she came up with solutions for how to not allow her music to be a moneymaker for other people when she should be owning it.”

The ‘Soak Up the Sun’ singer also admitted she felt it was challenging to be a woman in the male-dominated music industry.

She said: “There’s not a handbook for how to navigate, as a woman, a business that is predominantly run by men. Or for when you have a strong woman, how that challenges men and their feelings of importance.

"I have been advised on numerous occasions to please just tone it down. I wish I would shut my mouth, but I can’t do that."

Previously, Sheryl - who has released her new record ‘Evolution’ today (29.03.24) - explained that she believes albums are “a waste of time and money” due to the popularity of streaming.

She told the May 2024 issue of Red Magazine: “I still think [creating albums] is a waste of time and money! People don’t listen to records as a full body of work, but I had all these songs that felt very timely… So, I thought, ‘Okay, I’m not going to make a conventional album, thinking about the beginning, middle and end.’ Instead, it’s a compilation of new songs.’”

The country star then shared how she found comfort in music when she was growing up.

She recalled: “It was what I went to when all my friends started drinking and smoking pot and I felt left out.

“It was an identity crutch, and when it came time to figure out what I wanted to be, music was the thing I was good at.”