Sting Previews New Album ‘The Bridge’ with Engaging Song/Video “Rushing Water” (Album Pre-Order)

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On Nov. 19, Sting will add to his illustrious career with a new solo album, The Bridge. It will be the legendary vocalist/songwriter/The Police front man’s 13th solo album of new material to date, and the first since 2016’s 57th & 9th.

He recently shared a new single from the album, “Rushing Water,” with a new music video. The song, a rhythmic composition with Sting’s signature vocal presence leading the way, is the second premiered to date as a preview from the record:

It joined “If It’s Love,” which was originally debuted along with the album announcement:

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A press release notes that The Bridge was written by Sting during the pandemic, and finds him, “ruminating on personal loss, separation, disruption, lockdown, and extraordinary social and political turmoil.” More:

“These songs are between one place and another, between one state of mind and another, between life and death, between relationships,” Sting said. “Between pandemics, and between eras – politically, socially and psychologically, all of us are stuck in the middle of something. We need a bridge.”

The album’s track listing:

1. Rushing Water
2. If It’s Love
3. The Book of Numbers
4. Loving You
5. Harmony Road
6. For Her Love
7. The Hills on the Border
8. Captain Bateman
9. The Bells of St. Thomas
10. The Bridge
11. 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)

Rolling Stone noted that the album features a number of musical guests, among them Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums), Branford Marsalis (saxophone), Manu Katché (drums), Martin Kierszenbaum (keyboards), Fred Renaudin (synthesizer) and backing vocalists Melissa Musique, Gene Noble, Jo Lawry and Laila Biali.

Sting’s rescheduled Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace starts up in late October — visit his site for full details.

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