Dionne Warwick has been dazzling us as a musical ingénue for more than five decades. With songs like “Say a Little Prayer,” “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” and “That’s What Friends Are For,” her career is a chalkboard filled with dozens of hits, duets and album releases. Next month she turns 74 and shows no signs of slowing down. She says the best part of getting older is waking up every morning, putting one foot in front of the other and being able to say, “I made another one.”
Her new album, Feels So Good, includes collaborations with pop sensations Ne-Yo, Cyndi Lauper, Ziggy Marley, and many others. I recently spoke with the living legend to discuss her family, her music and why she feels saddened by the industry she helped define.