Sheryl Crow Previews Collaborative Album Threads with “Live Wire” ft. Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples

Bonnie Rait (left), Sheryl Crow (Middle) and Mavis Staples (Right) sing "Live Wire"
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A month after releasing “Redemption Day,” a reworking of the 1996 ballad on her self-titled sophomore album, Sheryl Crow released a new song,Live Wire.” Both tracks are off Crow’s forthcoming album of collaborative songs, Threads, expected later this summer via Valory Music Co.

Crow previewed Threads track “Live Wire” with a live rehearsal video featuring collaborators Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples. “Live Wire” finds the sweet spot between contagious pop and dirty blues. The song presents itself a deep country ballad with Raitt’s slide guitar, with playful lyrics offering a wink to listeners.

Watch rehearsal footage of “Live Wire” below.