Stevie Wonder plans to release two albums next year, including some newly written songs, and he’s working on a third.
The 63-year-old performer said in an interview Tuesday that his first albums in eight years would be “When the World Began,” a collaboration with producer David Foster, and “Ten Billion Hearts.”
Wonder, who filed for divorce last year, said the new music was inspired by “my children, family, change, growth, heartbreaks.”
He’s also using hip-hop elements to convey political messages.
“I listen a lot to rap, and I’m inspired to take it, to use it in another way, to get the message across,” Wonder said.
Wonder also plans to fulfill a promise to his mother Lula, who died in 2006, by recording a gospel album in her memory.
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