The BridgeThe Universal Music Group
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'As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting releases a new album titled The Bridge: as well as pushing elegantly forward, this is an album that intriguingly stretches backwards, showcasing the many different stages and genres through which Sting has journeyed in an unparalleled career. Showcasing his prolific and diverse songwriting prowess. Written and recorded in a year of global pandemic, this new collection finds him ruminating on personal loss, separation, disruption, lockdown, and extraordinary social and political turmoil. Representing various stages and styles from throughout his unrivaled career and drawing inspiration from genres including rock n’ roll, jazz, classical music and folk, the eclectic album features Sting’s quintessential sound on pop-rock tracks such as the album’s opening rock salvo “Rushing Water” and new indie-pop sounding “If It’s Love.” A record that is at once modern and upbeat but rooted in Sting’s lifelong musical and lyrical passions. Sting recorded the album over the last year with a coterie of trusted musicians beaming into his studio remotely.