Sting New Album Update: ‘Duets’ to Arrive in March

2021-03-04

Sting will release a new album called "Duets," featuring a range of his collaborations on March 19.

Sing “Duets” album cover – Story by Cat Badra

After a delay, Sting will release his upcoming compilation album, “Duets,” on March 19, featuring a bevy of musicians from around the world

Sting was originally set to release his upcoming compilation album, “Duets,” last November, but due to the ongoing pandemic, the release date is now March 19. Sting, who is well known for his time fronting the Police, will promote the new release with a TV appearance and some new singles, to boot.

Sting will release a duet with jazz great Herbie Hancock, a rendition of the jazz standard “My Funny Valentine,” on March 11 via streaming platforms. Sting and Hancock first recorded the song for the soundtrack of the 2005 Japanese movie, “Ashura.”

Sting will also unleash a duet with an African artist named Shirazee as a non-album, digital-only single. The duet was inspired by Shirazee recording his own cover of the Sting song “Englishman In New York.” Their duet will be coupled with a music video, and the two will perform the track on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on March 19.

“Duets” packages famed collaborations that Sting has recorded throughout his career with musicians from across the globe, including Mary J. Blige, Sam Moore, Shaggy, Annie Lennox, Julio Iglesias and more. The album also includes Sting’s latest top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a 2000 duet with Algerian singer Cheb Mami called “Desert Rose,” and Sting’s Grammy-nominated duet with Eric Clapton off the “Lethal Weapon 3” soundtrack, “It’s Probably Me.”

In advance of the album, Sting has also debuted an interactive website that serves as a visual companion piece telling the story of each song off “Duets” with photo-visual content and behind-the-scenes commentary from Sting. The website, which is available in multiple languages, chronologically explores Sting’s new album and tells the story behind the recordings, which date from 1992 to today. Fans are also invited to share their memories about the collaboration online. View Sting’s new interactive website here.

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