Cyndi Lauper has completed work on her eleventh studio album, Memphis Blues, to be released on June 21 through Downtown Records. As the title suggests, it’s a blues album that was recorded in Memphis. We can also tell you that it was recorded in February and March of this year with producer Scott Bomar at his Electraphonic studios. Long-time collaborator William Wittman was also involved, as were respected blues musicians Allen Toussaint and Charlie Musselwhite. Legendary vocalist Ann Peebles also cameos.
Cyndi is currently starring in a celebrity version of hit TV show ‘The Apprentice’, alongside Sharon Osbourne and other US personalities. If she wins, she’ll donate her prize money to the True Colors Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation, a charity she co-founded to increase awareness of the hardships suffered by the LGBT community. Their latest campaign, Give A Damn, launched on April 1.
Here’s an interview that aired last week on ‘Ellen’ in which she discusses all of the above, and, of course, Lady Gaga.