VIDEO. Sting Debut A New Song Inspired By Prince And David Bowie
The song, titled 50.000, is taken from Sting’s upcoming album '57th & 9th', arriving in november.
Sting has debuted a new song inspired by the recent deaths of rock icons including Prince and David Bowie.
The former Police man performed the song during his appearance on this week's episode of BBC’s Later With Jools Holland.
Sting recently told Rolling Stone: "It's really a comment on how shocked we all are when one of our cultural icons dies: Prince, David [Bowie], Glenn Frey, Lemmy. 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," he added. "And the sort of bittersweet realisation that hubris doesn't mean anything in the end".
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the composition of the album, Sting paid tribute to Bowie by saying that he considered him to be "immortal".
'57th & 9th', Sting's 12th solo album, is due out on November 11. It's being billed as his first rock album in 13 years and the title is a reference to the New York City intersection Sting crossed every day to get to the studio where a large part of the album was recorded.