English singer and songwriter Sting is making a comeback to the music scene after a decade of absence. Superstar’s publicist announced that ‘Englishman in New York’ singer is releasing a new album, titled ‘The Last Ship’, on September 24, 2013.
The new, highly-anticipated album consists of songs Sting wrote for a musical of the same name and is due to be released on Cherrytree, Interscope and A&M Records. According to reports, the singer has been working on the musical for three years, with the help of John Logan and Brian Yorkey. Story revolves around the declining shipbuilding business in Wallsend, England, place where Sting grew up. Producers of the show are hoping to debut it on Broadway in 2014.
‘The Last Ship’, follow-up to ‘Sacred Love’ released in 2003, is the singer’s eleventh studio album. ‘Sacred Love’ reached number 3 on Billboard charts and featured collaborations with Vicente Amigo, Anoushka Shankar and Mary J. Blige, among others. Sting’s duet with Mary J. Blige, ‘Whenever I Say Your Name’, was awarded with a Grammy.
‘Shape Of My Heart’ singer’s last three albums were stylistically very different. ‘Songs From the Labyrinth’ featured music by John Dowland, ‘If On a Winter’s Night…’ was holiday-themed and ‘Symphonicities’ had the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performing many of Sting’s hits, so it remains to be seen what the star prepared for his fans this time around.