Since 1999’s ‘Brand New Day’, Sting has recorded albums of lute music, classical music and Christmas carols, as well as reforming The Police for a two-year tour and writing Broadway musical The Last Ship.
The new album includes ‘Inshallah’ about refugees travelling to Europe and ‘One Fine Day’ about climate change. Sting said: “The biggest engine for migration will be climate. Millions of people will be looking for somewhere safe. I’m still in a bit of a depression about Britain leaving the EU for no good reason. At least the EU has a program to tackle climate change.”
The album will be out before the end of the year, and its guests include Jerry Fuentes and Diego Navaira of Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros as well as drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and guitarist Dominic Miller from Sting’s live band.
You know what this means, don't you? It means that Don Henley and Rod Stewart have to put out albums, too. Something tells me that Phil Collins is going to drop something on an unsuspecting public as well.
And, for the record, it's not a "pop" record if you've got a song about refugees on there. It's a political statement and you should probably just call it a concept album.