Sting To Release First Rock Album In 17 Years: “57th & 9th” Includes A Song Dedicated To Prince
Sting decided to come back to rock music after a very long time: his upcoming album “57th & 9th” (the album is named after the New York intersection Sting crossed every day to get to the studio working on it) is due to be released on 11 November 2016.
Released on A&M/Interscope, Sting announced that “It’s not a lute album. It’s rockier than anything I’ve done in a while. This record is a sort of omnibus of everything that I do, but the flagship seems to be this energetic thing. I’m very happy to put up the mast and see how it goes.”
The album was produced by his manager, Martin Kierszenbaum, and contains collaborations with distinguished musicians such as Dominic Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jerry Fuentes and Diego Navaira of the band The Last Bandoleros.
In “57th & 9th” you will also find a song named “50,000” and dedicated to Prince. As a matter of fact, Sting wrote it the week that The Kid died. The song is reportedly about mortality and how how shocked we all are when one of our cultural icons dies.