Ann Wilson Previews New ‘Immortal’ Album with Cover of Lesley Gore’s Classic ‘You Don’t Own Me’

Ann Wilson Previews New ‘Immortal’ Album with Cover of Lesley Gore’s Classic ‘You Don’t Own Me’

Heart vocalist Ann Wilson recently detailed plans for a new solo record titled Immortal, which will be released on September 14 and pay tribute to several of Wilson’s favorite artists, many of them having passed away.

On Friday, Wilson premiered her re-imagining of Lesley Gore‘s 1963 hit “You Don’t Own Me” via Billboard, and the new version has a pretty slick, dark, haunting feel to it:

Explained Ann to Billboard of this cover:

I think that song has come to be way more universal now,” Wilson tells Billboard. “It could be the anthem of anyone who wants respect, anyone at all, not just women. I think we’re in a time where we’re having a discourse now as a culture about who people really are and how it’s important to accept people, and so I thought the song really fits. I think it’s really meaningful in today’s world.”

The premiere of this song comes after Wilson’s previous debut of her take on “I Am the Highway,” a special tribute to the late Chris Cornell, whom Wilson admired greatly and considered a friend.

The track listing for Immortal:

“A Different Corner” (George Michael)
“A Thousand Kisses Deep” (Leonard Cohen)
“Back to Black” (Amy Winehouse)
“Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty)
“I Am the Highway” (Chris Cornell, Audioslave)
“I’m Afraid of Americans” (David Bowie)
“Life in the Fast Lane” (Joe Walsh, The Eagles) in honor of Glenn Frey
“Luna” (Tom Petty)
“Politician” (Cream) in honor of Jack Bruce
“You Don’t Own Me” (Lesley Gore)

Wilson remains out on the road with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers on the Stars Align tour, which is winding down soon:

Fri 8/3 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sat 8/4 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
^Tue 8/7 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheatre
Wed 8/8 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Fri 8/10 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
^Sat 8/11 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Sun 8/12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue 8/14 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri 8/17 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Sun 8/19 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
^Mon 8/20 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
Thu 8/23 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Sat 8/25 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sun 8/26 Tampa, FL  MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

^with Jeff Beck only

with Cheap Trick

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