American singer-songwriter Carole King has hinted that she probably won’t be writing or recording any more music and that her last tour, the Troubadour’s Reunion tour with James Taylor, would probably be her last time on the road.
“At this point I can look back at my life and career as a songwriter and say I’ve done everything I really wanted to do,” King told the Associated Press.
“I suppose if I had a reason to, if someone said I want you to write a song for this movie, I could sit down and do that,” the winner of four Grammy Awards, member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said. “But to just write songs and to throw them out into the marketplace, I don’t think this is my time to do that.”
Songs that live on in the minds of a generation or two of most music enthusiasts, written by King in the 1960s and ‘70s, include Up on the Roof, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, One Fine Day, The Loco-Motion, Pleasant Valley Sunday and Take Good Care of My Baby.
King, now a best-selling author, released her autobiography last month. Her memoir: ‘A Natural Woman’ is long and detailed, tracing six decades of the singer-songwriter’s life and also features two big sections of photographs.
However, despite her first book still fresh on the market, she’s already thinking about the possibility of another one.
“Now that I’m 70, I have bits of wisdom I can offer to a younger generation,” she said. “It’s not ‘This is the way it has to be,’ but ‘This is my experience, I hope this helps you.'”