By Alan Ho
In today’s music industry, going over a decade between new music, much less a new album can be considered a lifetime. But not for Sting.
Sting, after over a decade between his signature pop/rock projects that have defined his solo career to legendary status, will be releasing a new album, titled 57th & 9th on November 11 via A&M/Interscope. The album is now available for preorder (Google, iTunes, Amazon, Official Store, standard physical, deluxe physical, super deluxe, vinyl) and will feature a diverse variety of the styles that propelled even further into the musical stratosphere that he already had entered while frontman of The Police. You got your signature ferocious imagery to a wild guitar-driven single and the big anthems that define the legend.
Even more impressive, 57th & 9th, according to a press release from the label was essentially an impulse of writing, singing, performing and recording was completed in a matter of a few weeks! The album title is inspired by his daily walks to the studios in Hell’s Kitchen in New York where he regularly strolled by the corner of 57th & 9th.
57th & 9th ALBUM TRACKLISTING:
I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
Down, Down, Down
One Fine Day
Pretty Young Soldier
Heading South On The Great North Road
If You Can’t Love Me
The Empty Chair
*Also available in 180 Gram Vinyl
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) & 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