New Sting Album, 57th and 9th, To Be Released November 11

Recording star Sting will launch his new album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop project in over a decade, on November 11. The album is named after an intersection in Manhattan and distributed by A&M/Interscope Records

Now available for pre-order, 57th & 9th represents a wide range of Sting’s musical and songwriting styles, from the ferocious,Road Warrior-style imagery of “Petrol Head,” to the anthemic, “50,000” and the raucous, guitar-driven first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You.” The album was recorded with Sting’s long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta(drums) and includes contributions from drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and theSan Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros. Riding a wave of inspiration, 57th & 9th came together impulsively, with sessions completed in just a few weeks.

“It happened very quickly, very spontaneously,” Sting says. “My idea always is to surprise myself and the people I’m working with—and, hopefully, the listeners.”

The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, takes its title from the Manhattan street corner that Sting crossed each day as he walked to the studios in Hell’s Kitchen where the recordings were done. Sting notes that if there’s a theme in the lyrics of 57th& 9th, it’s the idea of travel and motion, most apparent in “Inshallah” and the autobiographical “Heading South On The Great North Road.”

57th & 9th ALBUM TRACKLISTING:

Standard:
I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
50,000
Down, Down, Down
One Fine Day
Pretty Young Soldier
Petrol Head
Heading South On The Great North Road
If You Can’t Love Me
Inshallah
The Empty Chair
*Also available in 180 Gram Vinyl

Deluxe:
Includes liner notes penned by Sting + 3 bonus tracks:
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)

Super Deluxe (Physical Only):

  • Includes 3 bonus tracks (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))
  • Liner notes penned by Sting
  • DVD featuring an exclusive interview with Sting
  • Live performance of Next To You with The Last Bandoleros (Live at Rockwood Music Hall)
  • Collectible Photographs