New Wonder Album Finally Hitting Stores
After numerous delays, Stevie Wonder’s first new album in 10 years, “A Time 2 Love,” will finally arrive Oct. 18 via Motown. The set was most recently due for release June 14; first single “So What the Fuss” featuring Prince has been at radio since May and a second single, “From the Bottom of My Heart” has been garnering airplay for nearly as long.
Among the guests on the 15-track set are India.Arie and Paul McCartney on the title cut, Bonnie Raitt on slide guitar on “Tell Your Heart I Love You,” gospel star Kim Burrell and rapper Doug E. Fresh on opener “If Your Love Cannot Be Moved” and Wonder’s daughter Aisha on “How Will I Know” and “Positivity.”
Another track, “Shelter in the Rain,” will be available Oct. 11 from digital downloads retailers, with proceeds earmarked for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
“As an artist, you get anxious and excited — you want to show what you can do,” Wonder told Billboard late last year. “But for me, I had to make a real decision not to rush. I wasn’t feeling that the timing is right. A lot of what I do when I do an album is based on whether the timing is right.”
“A Time 2 Love” is Wonder’s first new album since 1995’s “Conversation Peace.”
Here is the track list for “A Time 2 Love”:
“If Your Love Cannot Be Moved”
“Sweetest Somebody I Know”
“Moon Blue”
“From the Bottom of My Heart”
“Please Don’t Hurt My Baby”
“How Will I Know”
“My Love Is on Fire”
“Passionate Raindrops”
“Tell Your Heart I Love You”
“True Love”
“Shelter in the Rain”
“So What the Fuss”
“Can’t Imagine Love Without You”
“A Time To Love”