‘The Bridge’ A Reflection On Pandemic That Sting Will Launch In November
Sting will publish on November 19 a new studio album entitled The Bridge , of which in the last hours it is possible to listen to the advance song If It’s Love on digital platforms .
Universal Music has confirmed in a press release that the new album shows “a variety of styles and genres” that have been common in his career (rock n’roll, jazz, folk and classical music) and versa, as a result of the pandemic, on “personal loss, separation, alteration, confinement, and the extraordinary social and political turmoil of the moment . “
“These songs are between one place and another, between one state of mind and another, between life and death, between relationships . Between pandemics, between eras; politically, socially and sociologically, we are all stuck in the middle of something. We need a bridge ” , explained the artist in statements collected by the record company.
It has also been reported the repertoire, consisting of the pop-rock of Rushing Water and the new indie-pop of the aforementioned If It’s Love , the “fiery” electronic ballad Loving You and the romantic For Her Love , which is in the words of Universal an “evocation of the classic Sting period from Fields of Gold ” .
The list of songs is completed with The Hills On The Border , Captain Bateman, The Book of Numbers, Harmony Road and The Bells of St. Thomas , fruit of the collaboration of the British musician with his guitarist and right and left hand, Dominic Miller .
In addition, the disc edition in the CD and deluxe vinyl formats will include some bonus tracks : Waters of Tyne , Captain Bateman’s Basement and the version of the classic (Sittin ‘on) The Dock of the Bay .
Produced by Sting himself with Martin Kierszenbaum, it was composed and recorded during confinement in Sting’s own studio , with the “remote” assistance of a group of musicians from his circle: Miller himself (guitar), Josh Freese ( drums), Branford Marsalis (sax), Manu Katché (drums), Kierszenbaum (keyboards), Fred Renaudin (synthesizer) and backing vocals by Melissa Musique, Gene Noble, Jo Lawry and Laila Biali.
It will be released shortly after Sting resumes his life on stage, which will take place with a performance in Sicily on September 27 , which will be followed by other concerts such as the historic Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens on September 30. that month.
Later, at the end of October, he is scheduled to begin his stable stay with Las Vegas with the show My Songs: The Las Vegas Residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace with a compendium of his songs.
The Bridge will take over from: Duets (2020), in which he compiled his most famous duets, as well as My Songs (2019), in which he took up some of his old songs, and albums 44/876 (2018), that he created with Shaggy, and 57th & 9th (2016), which marked his return to rock music after 13 years away from that style.
Born Gordon Thomas Sumner (Wallsent, 1951), the Briton rose to popularity as a member of The Police , a band that from 1976 coined a unique style, a crossroads between punk, reggae and jazz .
1985 began with the album The Dream of the Blue Turtles to a solo career that continues to this day and that allowed has accumulated 17 awards Grammy , among other awards, and a cumulative sales between the two stages of more than 100 million of discs.