Ann Wilson, the iconic voice behind Heart, and her band Tripsitter break down Another Door in her storied career with their new milestone of an album.
Before embarking on their 2023 tour, Ann Wilson & Tripsitter wrapped up work on their latest album, Another Door, and it’s more than just another album in her remarkable life. In a nod to her roots dating back to the '70s, Another Door is the first time Wilson has collectively written a full-length album with a band. But more than that, it's also the first instance in her long career where she stands as the sole lyricist on a record. The result is an album where Wilson's presence is more dominant than ever. The artists herself sumed up this exciting phase in her career saying, "This is an exciting time in my creative life; so much new and fresh to remind me of why I love my calling!"
The legendary singer's powerful vocals have earned her a well-deserved place among rock's elite. Her extraordinary voice has sent shivers down the spines of listeners for over five decades. And who can forget that moment in 2012 when Ann brought a tear to Robert Plant's eye when she and her sister Nancy performed "Stairway to Heaven" with Jason Bonham on drums at the Kennedy Center Honors show honoring Led Zeppelin?
With more than 35 million record sales, induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Wilson stands as a towering figure in music history. Hits like "Barracuda," "Crazy On You," and "Magic Man" have solidified her status as one of rock's greatest singers and that magic continues with songs like "This Is Now,” which fits seamlessly into her live performances alongside those timeless classics.
The album's cover art was crafted by StormStudios, a creative powerhouse that has left its own indelible mark on the music world. Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell, co-founders of Hipgnosis, were pioneers in album artwork, designing iconic visuals for legends like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Paul McCartney & Wings. Following Storm Thorgerson's passing in 2013, Aubrey Powell has continued their legacy through StormStudios, working on numerous projects.
Wilson's versatility knows no bounds. Last year, she joined forces with Disturbed's David Draiman on the duet "Don't Tell Me" on their Divisive album. She also lends her incomparable voice to Dolly Parton's rock record, Rock Star, reimagining the Heart classic "Magic Man." From Dreamboat Annie to Disturbed, from Dolly Parton to Another Door, Ann Wilson transcends genres, proving she's a true rock star who can play with the best of them.