Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Listen: Secret All-Star Single Featuring Sting, Santana, Stevie Wonder from Narada Michael Walden “The More I Love My Life”


Here’s the secret single I told you about a couple of weeks ago: “The More I Love My Life” from Narada Michael Walden features Sting, Carlos Santana, and Stevie Wonder.

The original version was cut in 2008, when I first heard it, but it was shelved as everyone else moved on to new projects. Now Narada has updated it, and it’s glorious. Sting’s vocals soar, Santana’s guitar and Stevie’s harmonica are trademark great.

Narada (pronounced Narda) says:

“The song was a real joy to put together,” says Walden. “I wrote the lyrics with Jeffrey Cohen, and after I recorded the main parts I asked Carlos to play guitar on it. That’s when I got the idea for harmonica, so I asked Stevie Wonder if he would like to play on it. A while later, I was in New York to serve as musical director for the rainforest benefit that Trudie Styler produces. Sting came into town for rehearsals, and I got him down to Electric Lady Studios to sing on the track. Everybody who contributed was incredible and electrifying. The whole track came out just as I’d hoped.”

Narada’s album, “Euphoria,” is out next Friday.

Roger Friedman
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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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