April 7 (UPI) -- Jewel has released a new song titled "Grateful" that will appear on her upcoming 12th studio album.
"The sun's gonna shine in this heart of mine/ The sun's gonna shine in this heart of mine/ The sun is going to shine, it's true," Jewel sings during the song's chorus.
"Once this crisis hit, I really felt like this was the song I needed to share with people," Jewel said to People magazine about releasing "Grateful" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I wasn't going to be releasing anything yet. I had zero plan, I'm just mixing the record. But these are the times I feel like my music's built for. I'm built to help create connection and I want to help give these tools to people," she continued.
Jewel last released the album Picking Up the Pieces in 2015. The project contained the single "My Father's Daughter."