Sting Plans a Return to Rock On His Next Album
Producer Martin Kierszenbaum compares Sting new album directly to his time in the Police.
As reported on Rolling Stone Sting is working overtime to finish '57th & 9th' (named after the intersection he crosses to get to the studio every day in New York), which has him returning to the guitar-driven rock music he hasn't made in decades. "It's not a lute album," he says with a smile, a reference to 2006's Songs From the Labyrinth. "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."
Producer Martin Kierszenbaum compares it directly to his time in the Police.
Sting got back in 2007-2008 together with Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland for a Police tour, but insists it had little influence on 57th & 9th. “That reunion was an exercise in nostalgia, clear and simple,” Sting says. “A very successful exercise in nostalgia, but there was no attempt to take that somewhere else.” No release date has yet been announced for this new album, while Sting continues a co-headlining summer tour with Peter Gabriel.