By Amanda Wicks
Sting will be releasing a new album 57th & 9th in November, and today (August 31) he shared the first single “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” off that project.
The album was recorded in a matter of mere weeks. “It happened very quickly, very spontaneously,” Sting said about writing and recording his latest work. “My idea always is to surprise myself and the people I’m working with—and, hopefully, the listeners.”
57th & 9th’s title comes from the intersection Sting crossed every day in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood on his way to the studio. He said about the album’s overall theme, “It’s about searching and traveling, the road, that pull of the unknown. On this album, we ended up with something that’s energetic and noisy, but also thoughtful.”
The album features drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and the Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros.
57th & 9th will be released November 8th and comes in standard, deluxe and super deluxe versions that include liner notes penned by Sting, bonus tracks, a DVD, collectible photographs and more. Fans can pre-order the album here. Check out the two different tracklists below.
Check out Sting’s latest below.
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
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)