Donna Summer will break a 17-year drought of studio albums with all new material thanks to a new deal with Sony BMG’s Burgundy Records. Dubbed “Crayons,” the project will arrive May 20.
Summer is working with a wide range of collaborators, including Danielle Brisebois, Greg Kurstin, JR Rotem, Lester Mendez and Evan Bogart.
“My dream is that when people hear the music it will remind them of their youth, their childhood and the joy and wonderment they felt exploring their first pack of crayons,” Summer says.
Summer’s last album of completely new material was 1991’s “Mistaken Identity” (Atlantic). Since then, she has released holiday and live albums, as well as 1996’s “I’m a Rainbow,” featuring tracks originally cut in 1981.