Carly Simon singing for Starbucks with new album

Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:19pm EST
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NEW YORK (Billboard) - Carly Simon has joined former husband James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Her first release for the company, "This Kind of Love," will be available April 29.

The 13-track set, Simon's first album of original material since 2000's Columbia Records release "The Bedroom Tapes," boasts a Brazilian-heavy sound.

"You don't have to be singing bossa nova or samba to get the essence" of Brazilian music," Simon says. "There are songs that fit no one rhythm or generic type or song progression."

One song each was written by Sally and Ben Taylor, Simon's children with Taylor.


<p>Carly Simon arrives at the Museum of Television &amp; Radio's annual gala in New York, February 8, 2007. REUTERS/Chip East</p>