*Dionne Warwick ain’t got time for no social media.
The 73-year-old singing legend, currently promoting the Oct. 27 release of her new duets album “Feels So Good,” was asked in a Billboard interview if she indulges in the medium as a way to interact with her fans.
“No, I don’t do Twitter, I don’t do Twatter, I don’t do Facebook. I almost called it Bookface, I’m sorry,” she said. “I feel very proud of the fact that I do emails. That is it. That, and I play cards.”
“Feels So Good” finds Warwick singing her hits with famous partners, like Cyndi Lauper (“A Message to Michael”), Gladys Knight (“I’ll Never Love This Way Again”) and “youngsters” like Ne-Yo (“A House Is Not a Home”) and Cee Lo Green (on the title cut, the album’s sole original).
Read more from her Billboard Q&A below:
How did the concept for this album come about?
My son Damon, who was the engineer and producer, came up with the idea. I said, “Well, I revisited these songs so many times.” And he said the difference is my duet partners: They decide which songs they sing. I thought, “That’s quite a twist.” Especially when I’m recording with youngsters, kids I didn’t know or think knew the recordings I had done in the past. It was really a joy.
What do you want people to take away from this album?
That I’m still around, and very much still involved with music and what’s happening today. I’m staying as current as I can, still running around the world as crazy as ever. Not too much has changed aside from I’m not doing as many dates as I used to. The wear and tear on your body just from the travel alone — after 53 years of running around, I do owe myself a little bit of a reprieve.