Watch: Sting New Single; Details New ’57th & 9th’ LP

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After he fused punk energy and reggae rhythms in The Police to the tune of some 75 albums sold worldwide, Sting turned his attention to jazz fusion, classical lute music (on Songs from the Labrynth in 2008) and even musical theater (his 2014 Broadway musical The Last Ship). Now, he says, he’s returning to rock music on his next album, titled 57th & 9th, due November 11 via A&M/Interscope in standard, deluxe, 180g vinyl, and super deluxe editions.

“It happened very quickly, very spontaneously,” Sting says. “My idea always is to surprise myself and the people I’m working with—and, hopefully, the listeners.”

Sting recorded the album in New York City – the title refers to an intersection on his daily walk to the studio – with his touring drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, guitarist Dominic Miller, and Jerry Fuentes and Diego Navaira of the Last Bandoleros, a San Antonio, TX Tex-Mex group.

Watch the official music video for the first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”…

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And here’s Sting talking about the album…

Sting notes that if there’s a theme in the lyrics of 57th & 9th, it’s the idea of travel and motion, most apparent in “Inshallah” and the autobiographical “Heading South On The Great North Road.”

“It’s about searching and traveling, the road, that pull of the unknown.” he says. “On this album, we ended up with something that’s energetic and noisy, but also thoughtful.”

Related: Sting studio album collection box set coming

Here’s Sting from his recent co-headlining tour with Peter Gabriel…

57th & 9th Track List

I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
Down, Down, Down
One Fine Day
Pretty Young Soldier
Petrol Head
Heading South On The Great North Road
If You Can’t Love Me
The Empty Chair

Includes liner notes penned by Sting + 3 bonus tracks:
I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (LA Version)
Inshallah (Berlin Sessions Version)
Next To You with The Last Bandoleros (Live at Rockwood Music Hall)

Super Deluxe (Physical Only):
Includes 3 bonus tracks “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You (LA Version)”, “Inshallah (Berlin Sessions Version)” and “Next To You” with The Last Bandoleros (Live at Rockwood Music Hall))
Liner notes penned by Sting
DVD featuring an exclusive interview with Sting
Live performance of Next To You with The Last Bandoleros (Live at Rockwood Music Hall)
Collectible Photographs

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