As if being a single mom to her boys Wyatt, 3, and Levi, 2 months, isn’t enough to keep her busy, singer Sheryl Crow also has a new album in stores and a North American tour underway. The 48-year-old musical mama recently talked to Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail about how she manages it all.
On juggling her career and kids: “I’m like the queen of multitasking at all times. [Levi’s] the perfect age to take out on the road because basically he eats, sleeps and poops, and Wyatt is a fantastic big brother. So it’s all hands on deck while we’re [touring].”
On how motherhood has changed her music: “It changes your life and then your life informs your art so I can safely say that my point of view has changed. I have a sense of urgency about writing thoughtful material that’s based in truth and that has some meaningful merit to it. Wyatt was three months old when I made [Detours] and we’d just gone to war and the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] reports were coming out about how sick our planet was becoming and also George Bush was in office. It had a huge impact on how I felt about raising a child in that climate and what I wanted to write about.”
Read the rest of Sheryl’s interview at GlobeandMail.com