57th & 9th Album Now Available for Pre-Order; Tracklisting Revealed

August 31, 2016

Sting: 57th & 9th

Album Now Available for Pre-Order; Tracklisting Revealed
First Single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” Out Now at all Digital Outlets

A&M/Interscope Records announces the release of Sting’s new album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop project in over a decade, on November 11.

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 the San 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,” he says. “My idea always is to surprise myself and the people I'm working with—and, hopefully, the listeners.”

Earlier today, he debuted “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” with a world premiere performance on the Kevin & Bean show at KROQ, LA’s premiere alternative rock station. The single is available now at all digital retailers.

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 the autobiographical “Heading South On The Great North Road” and in “Inshallah,” a first-person account of the global refugee crisis, written from a humanitarian point of view.

“It’s about searching and traveling, the road, that pull of the unknown.” he says. “On this album, we ended up with something that’s energetic and noisy, but also thoughtful.”


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

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

Sting 57th & 9th Pre-Order
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Sting “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” eSingle
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Great stuff. More please.
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