In a new interview, the five-time Grammy winner revealed that her inspiration continues to come from music and shared that she still gets a huge kick out of life.
“Life always excites me,’ Warwick, 82, told HELLO!. "Waking up in the morning and listening to music gives me incredible inspiration. I love life! It’s just who I am!"
The legendary singer is a guest vocalist on the new album — Postcards from Brazil, Volume Two — from jazz pianist Todd Hunter. Speaking at Hunter’s release party at Urban Press Winery in Burbank, California, earlier this month, Warwick told the outlet that, "Music is a healing force. I can’t imagine living in a world without music.”
The icon went on to say that music takes people to different places and makes them feel a variety of emotions that reflect the “qualities of life.”
“I love looking into the audience and seeing smiles, I love when an arm goes around the shoulder, or grabbing each others’ hands or singing with me,” she told HELLO! “That means I am doing something right!"
Warwick also revealed that she loves Hunter’s album title thanks to its reference to Brazil — a country she called “home”, having previously lived there for 25 years.
“It’s about time,” the singer joked at the time. “I'm thrilled. I really am. I'm very excited about it. I feel so honored to be honored by the Kennedy Center.”
“There's still the Oscar, the Emmy, the Tony, not necessarily that order,” Warwick said.