10/22/2009 AT 06:40 AM EDT
Corinne Bailey Rae is set to sail on a new journey in her career with the release of her new album The Sea
on Feb. 2, it was announced Thursday.
The singer, 30, whose husband Jason was found dead
in March 2008, has spoken of how she has channeled her grief
into some of the new songs.
"I hope you guys will like it and be into it," she says in a video on her Web site.
The Leeds-based singer also says she co-produced the new record and promises "some hints" of the new work and behind-the-scenes footage will come to the site.
Rae's 2006 debut song "Put Your Records On" sold 4 million copies. Prior to the February release of her album, she will perform some new shows in the U.S., as well as a Nov. 23 London concert.
– Simon Perry