Aretha offered a preview Friday of several songs from her forthcoming album, "Aretha: A Woman Falling out of Love," in a downtown Detroit restaurant. She wrote and produced a few of the songs and is executive producer of the album.
Aretha, who will turn 68 on March 25, said the CD features musical styles from funky blues to jazz to a sizzling hot recitation by actor Billy Dee Williams. There's also a stirring rendition of the gospel classic "His Eye Is On the Sparrow," sung by her son, Eddie Franklin.
"You fall in love, you fall out of love. These are some of the things that women go through," she said. "You think you want something, you get it, and then you decide it is not what you wanted after all. You don't always want what you think you want."