Thank You is the follow-up to Ross’s 2006 album I Love You, and was recorded entirely in her home studio during the pandemic.
“This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love,” said the former Supremes singer in a statement.
“I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time”.
The title track, released at midnight on Thursday, is a shimmering gospel-pop song that recalls the star’s Motown years – with a noticeable hat tip to Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s You’re All I Need To Get By.
A press release said the album “offers a powerful, inclusive musical message of love and togetherness” and that “with its songs of happiness, appreciation, and joy, it wholeheartedly acknowledges that we are in this all together”.
Thank You’s cast list also includes Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys, Sam Smith), Tayla Parx (Ariana Grande, Khalid) and Mark “Spike” Stent (Spice Girls, Beyoncé, Madonna), and Amy Wage (Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Of You).
Due for release in September, it will be Ross’s 25th solo studio album – and her 43rd overall.