Sting has announced a new album, The Bridge and shared its lead single “If It’s Love.”
The album will be released on November 19 via A&M/Interscope/Cherrytree Records and is available for pre-order at https://sting.lnk.to/TheBridgePreorder
The lead track “If It’s Love” premiered on BBC Radio 2 and is available now on all digital platforms. The upbeat, breezy and infectious pop tune exhibits Sting’s undeniable gift for melody.
In his signature voice, and taking a different approach to a straight-forward love song, Sting likens contemplating his romantic feelings to calling the doctor about his symptoms.
The Bridge was written in a year of global pandemic and finds Sting ruminating on personal loss, separation, disruption, lockdown, and extraordinary social and political turmoil.
“I’m certainly not the first songwriter to equate falling in or out of love with an incurable sickness, nor will I be the last,” said Sting. “‘If It’s Love’ is my addition to that canon where the tropes of metaphorical symptoms, diagnosis, and downright incapacity are all familiar enough to make each of us smile ruefully.”
Later this month, Sting will return to the live arena with a performance in Sicily on September 27.
The Bridge Track Listing:
1. Rushing Water2. If It’s Love3. The Book of Numbers4. Loving You5. Harmony Road6. For Her Love7. The Hills on the Border8. Captain Bateman9. The Bells of St. Thomas10. The Bridge11. Waters of Tyne (Deluxe bonus track)12. Captain Bateman’s Basement (Deluxe bonus track)13. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay (Deluxe bonus track)14. I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City *(Japanese exclusive bonus track)
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