Sunday, July 21, 2024

Sting Readying Album of New Songs, Called “The Bridge,” for November Release with Single, “If It’s Love”


Sting is back with a new album, a single and of course his Las Vegas residency.

The album of new songs is called “The Bridge,” and it appears on November 19th. The single is “If It’s Love,” and it’s a winner.

Sting wrote a lot of the new album beginning in early 2020 when he was performing his Broadway show, “The Last Ship,” on tour. When the show was anchored in Toronto for six weeks, he built a little recording studio into his digs backstage and started writing. Earlier this year, he was in the Bahamas recording the songs. Between the pandemic, and loss of his best friend and touring manager Billy Francis, Sting has a lot to write about.

What a pleasure to hear new songs from him. You may recall Paul McCartney citing Sting’s “Fields of Gold” as the best song he himself never wrote. And “Every Breath You Take” recently became BMI’s most played song ever, eclipsing “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”

Sting — who had a whole “Jeopardy!” category named for him last spring —  hits Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on October 29th for the first part of his Vegas residency, and it’s just about sold out. The run is named “My Songs,” and it’s all his hits from The Police and his amazing solo career. Finally, some music to look forward to!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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