Ann Wilson Hopes For A 2023 Heart Album
In 2023, Heart will be celebrating their 50th anniversary and singer Ann Wilson revealed that she wants to make another album with her sister Nancy in recognition.
Ann Wilson joined a previously established band formed in 1967 as Army by bassist Steve Fossen. It was changed to the name Hocus Pocus and later on they regrouped as White Heart. When Nancy joined in 1974, the “White” was dropped from the title and with the new lineup, they led Heart to multi-platinum success in the ’70s.
The Wilson sisters have been pursuing their solo careers since the band split up. Just this year, Nancy announced to go on tour without Ann using the title Nancy Wilson’s Heart after the pair couldn’t agree on whose backing band to take on the road.
In a new edition of Rock Candy (via Blabbermouth), Ann responded to the question of a studio return soon saying:
“It depends on the songs. The songs lead everything. And I’m writing songs again now. I don’t know if they’ll be for my solo thing or for Heart. But yes, I would like to make another Heart album.”
On the subject of the 2015 incident where Ann’s husband was arrested amid a family feud on tour, she explained:
“Things happen in families. And that was a really good example of something that happened within a family, and we worked it out. But the part that made it hard was that it happened in the public eye. If it had happened privately, we’d have got the family in a room and sat down and worked it out between us. Instead, the police were called, and this myth was born that Nancy and I were feuding, and we were at each other’s throats all the time. And it’s really not like that at all.”
She also stated to continue making music:
“I just can’t think of a time when I would retire or go do something else. This is a calling for me. It’s what I was put here to do, and I’ll do it for as long as I can.”
Ann will be releasing her new solo album, Fierce Bliss, on April 29, with a U.S. tour starting in May.