InTheStudio.NET, the web home for North American syndicated rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands features STING on his new album The Last Ship. The album, his first of original music in a decade, is inspired by his forthcoming play of the same name, which will debut in Chicago in June 2014 before premiering on Broadway in the fall of 2014.
Growing up beside the Swan Hunters shipyard in Wallsend near Newcastle, England, Sting's family and community were intrinsically tied to the local shipbuilding industry. As a child, he watched thousands of men make their way to the Swan Hunters for work each morning, and wondered if he too was destined for the shipyard.
Sting has enjoyed a successful and enduring career, with The Police and as a solo musician, though recently found himself creatively uninspired.
"I make my living as a songwriter so it's kind of worrying when that well runs dry. As soon as I began to think of writing for other people, for other voices, for other characters from other viewpoints apart from my own, this stuff started to flow because I wasn't in the way anymore."
InTheStudio hosted by 35-year Sting supporter Redbeard, takes a revealing look at The Last Ship with an in-depth interview about making the album and telling this epic story of heritage, community, relationships, and universal truths.
STREAM STING The Last Ship part 1 & 2 this month as part of InTheStudio's Medium Rare "online-only" rockumentary series.
Direct Program Links:
PART 1 http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/sting-the-ship-premiere-part-1/
PART 2 http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/sting-the-ship-part-2/
InTheStudio website: http://www.inthestudio.net