Smokey Robinson spoke candidly about his future in the music industry ahead of his new album release.
Robinson confirmed the arrival of his first solo album, “Gasms,” in nearly a decade. The new music would be out on April 28, but he dropped the single “If We Don’t Have Each Other” before the scheduled date.
With his current active status, the Motown legend revealed in an interview that he is not going anywhere anytime soon.
Robinson told Fox News Digital that he currently does not have any plans to retire. He explained that it had already happened before, and it did not work out at that time.
For what it’s worth, the singer initially stepped away from the spotlight in 1972 to focus on his family. But a year later, he returned with his album, “Smokey.”
Aside from his album, he recently made headlines as he was honored alongside Berry Gordy at the MusiCares Persons of the Year event before the 2023 Grammy Awards. The event marked a historic moment as, for the first time, it honored two artists at the same time.
The award is given to those people who have shown a “combination of inspiring artistic accomplishments and philanthropy.”
According to Robinson, the honor surpassed and outshined any achievement men could ever receive.
“We never dared to dream that it would become what it has become around the world,” he said of Motown. “We were just setting out to make some good music for everybody and hope people enjoy it. And that was our purpose.
As their project grew beyond what they expected it to be, Robinson said it reached a place far from their wildest imaginations.
Smokey Robinson Thankful Following Grammys Appearance
Elsewhere in the interview, Robinson reflected on the chance he got to meet with other Hollywood stars at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala.
Per the singer, he felt delighted even more as he attended the event after receiving the honor. For Robinson, Davis is a musical icon who always has great parties.
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He added that the show business’ small community is “beautiful” since “everybody knows everybody.”
Robinson started his career when he founded the Motown vocal group, The Miracles, and became its frontman from 1955 to 1972. He expanded his career by forming his solo career after serving as the group’s vice president.
In the past years, the music legend received several accolades, including a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.
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