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Diana Ross reportedly collaborating with Tame Impala on new track

The Supremes legend is said to be "ecstatic" with the track

By Michele Theil

Kevin Parker and Diana Ross will team up
Diana Ross and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker (Picture: Alamy/Press)

Diana Ross is reportedly working on a new track with Tame Impala to feature on her first new album of original material in twenty years.

The Supremes icon will release new album ‘Thank You’ next month after writing the record during lockdown. According to The Sun, Ross is collaborating with the psych-rock giants as she “loves” reinvention and wants to “melt” a wide array of musical genres together.

A source told the publication: “Diana might be 77 but she is determined to push musical boundaries and challenge herself. She loves reinvention and melting genres together. She’s really excited to work with Tame Impala and is ecstatic with the track – she can’t wait for fans to hear it.”

Ross said in a statement about the album: “This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time.”

“I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.”

The album will also feature songs written with Jack Antonoff, Jimmy Napes, Tayla Parx, and Spike Stent.

Ross’ title track ‘Thank You’ was released in June, and the rest of the album will be released on November 5. 

In 2019, she teased that her next album will be upbeat, saying: “I don’t want to sing the blues. I want to sing songs that really speak to you and where I’m at at this time in my life, and optimism, and positive.”

She’ll return to the UK next summer, and was been booked to perform the Legends slot at Glastonbury last year before it was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Last month also saw Tame Impala return to full shows for the first time this year, kicking off the rescheduled ‘Rushium’ tour at Chicago’s United Center on September 7.

The performance marked the first time all five members of the touring band had joined forces since March 2020, when the Coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of their entire North American tour.

Earlier this month, Tame Impala returned to full-band live shows for the first time in 2021, kicking off their rescheduled ‘Rushium’ tour at the United Center in Chicago on September 7.

The performance was the first to feature all five members of the Tame Impala touring band since March 2020, where the band’s North American tour was ultimately cut short on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.