Sting drops “50.000”, inspired by David Bowie and Prince – listen here
On Friday (Sept16) Sting has debuted a new song during his appearance on this week’s episode of ‘Later… With Jools Holland’. The song is taken from his upcoming album ’57th & 9th’ and is inspired by the recent deaths of rock icons including David Bowie and Prince.
“It’s really a comment on how shocked we all are when one of our cultural icons dies: Prince, David [Bowie], Glenn Frey, Lemmy” Sting told to Rolling Stone and added “They are our gods, in a way. So when they die, we have to question our own immortality. Even I, as a rock star, have to question my own. And the sort of bittersweet realisation that hubris doesn’t mean anything in the end.”
“50,000” – that’s the title of the song – is about the deaths of rock stars and ponders the question that every artist has in their mind when a colleague passes away: “Am I next?”.
Sting’s 12th solo album is due out on November 11. Listen “50,000” live below.