British music legend Sting will release a brand new album on November 19, titled The Bridge.
The upcoming solo album is the British singer-songwriter’s fourteenth release which will feature 14 new tracks.
Sting described the themes and concepts of the album in a statement on his website, “A “bridge” represents the enduring and ever-evolving link between ideas, cultures, continents, and even the banks of a river.”
The former frontman of The Police wrote and recored the entire album in lockdown telling The Los Angeles Times about the “unique” experience.
“It’s difficult to get people together in one place, so I did a lot of recording remotely via Zoom and via studio technology,” he said.
— Sting (@OfficialSting) September 27, 2021
The album encompasses the various phases and styles from throughout Sting’s distinguished career and draws inspiration from genres including rock n’ roll, jazz, classical music and folk.
Sting explained the themes of the album and the reason for the title in a press release.
“These songs are between one place and another, between one state of mind and another, between life and death, between relationships,” he said.
“Between pandemics, and between eras – politically, socially and psychologically, all of us are stuck in the middle of something. We need a bridge.”
Sting isnt the only legendary musician to release an album this year as Elton John released “The Lockdown Sessions” earlier this year.
On top of the new album release Sting will launch My Songs: The Las Vegas Residency beginning October 29 at the The Colosseum at Caesars Palace featuring a collection of his most beloved songs.
The lead track “If It’s Love” has already premiered on BBC Radio 2 and is available on digital platforms.
As a solo artist and former member of The Police, Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the The Police in 2003.