They're his songs, so he can do whatever he wants with them. The inspiration behind the project was an updated version of "Brand New Day," which he reworked at the end of 2018 not only so it'd have a shiny new arrangement for a New Year's Eve gig, but so the track could slide between Ariana Grande hits on a playlist. [2][3], The album features fifteen reworked versions of a selection of Sting's most widely recognised songs from across his career both as a member of The Police and as a solo artist. Since forming The Police in 1977 with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, Sting has evolved into one of the world’s most iconic artists, selling 100 million records and earning the highest accolades along the way. The album was mixed by Robert Orton (Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Sons) and engineered by Tony Lake (Sting, Shaggy). Sting ‎– My Songs Label: A&M Records ‎– 00602577587306, Cherrytree Records ‎– 00602577587306, Universal Music ‎– 00602577587306 Speaking on his approach to the album, Sting says: “‘My Songs’ is my life in songs. [4] Some songs on the album have been remixed using elements of the original tracks, whilst others are complete re-recordings. ‘My Songs’ will be released on 24 May in multiple formats including a deluxe … An exclusive edition for Japan will also feature a live recording of ‘I Can’t Stop Thinking About You’, and an exclusive for France is set to include an extended version of ‘Desert Rose’. Never one to stand still, in the summer of 2018, following his collaborative album release with Shaggy - the Grammy Award-winning chart-topping record ‘44/876’ – the iconic duo launched a world tour through North America, South America, Eastern Europe and this year will extend to the UK for a series of intimate shows from May 19th - 25th. [6] This version was first performed live in Times Square on the same day. Despite the sometimes-jarring changes, the versions on My Songs still sound like the old tunes, raising the question of why Sting even bothered with this project. My Songs is a remixed and re-recorded album by British singer-songwriter Sting. This is his second studio album featuring new renditions of previously released material (after 2010's Symphonicities) and his fourteenth studio album overall. These collaborative performances will be followed by Sting’s own, solo ‘My Songs’ tour this summer - a dynamic show featuring the most beloved songs written by Sting spanning his prolific career, accompanied by an electric, rock ensemble. Via his social media outlets, Sting described the new versions of the songs as being reconstructed, refitted and reframed, and all of them with a contemporary focus. Sting's heavy hand is evident throughout My Songs. That seems to be the idea behind My Songs, a 2019 collection where Sting decides to revisit 15 of his most famous songs and tweak them for modern audiences. Some of them reconstructed, some of them refitted, some of them reframed, but all … The album was released on 24 May 2019. [7], The My Songs tour commenced on 28 May 2019 in Paris. [8], *sales figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, "Hear Sting Rework Three Classics for New Album 'My Songs, "Sting Teases New Album with 'Re-Imagined' Versions of His Hits", "Sting Revisits, Reimagines Police, Solo Hits on 'My Songs' Collection...", "Sting Kicks Off 2019 With a New Version of "Brand New Day" (Listen Here) on Steve Harvey New Year's Show Tonight", "Sting Announces New Album 'My Songs' To Be Released 24 May...", Australian Recording Industry Association, "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 23, 2019)", "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2019. Happy with the results, he turned his attention to Sting and Police songs you know by heart, re-recording a few chestnuts outright, but usually satisfying his muse by stripping away old studio effects, swapping out lead vocals, and adding instruments and vocal harmonies along with numerous other minute but discernable changes. Some of them reconstructed, some of them refitted, some of them reframed, but all of them with a contemporary focus.”. A remixed version of "Desert Rose" and a newly recorded version of "Demolition Man" were made available to download on 28 March 2019. That doesn't mean the alterations on My Songs are unnoticeable; far from it, in fact. Of the two approaches, the latter could conceivably be called modern, but it can't be called fresh, which highlights the mystery at the core of My Songs. This is his second studio album featuring new renditions of previously released material (after 2010's Symphonicities) and his fourteenth studio album overall. [5], A remixed version of "Brand New Day" produced for My Songs was released on 31 December 2018. Tour itinerary and tickets can be found at www.sting.com. ‘My Songs’ was produced and A&R’d by Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Lady Gaga, Robyn), Dave Audé (Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez) and Jerry Fuentes (The Last Bandoleros). Whether it's the early "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free," "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," or the relatively recent "Brand New Day," the solo hits are awash with funk guitars and electronic rhythms suitable for an upscale mall. 22. hét", "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 22 (dal 24.05.2019 al 30.05.2019)", "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart", Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry, "Portuguesecharts.com – Sting – My Songs", "Najpopularniejsze albumy i single 2019 roku", "French album certifications – Sting – My Songs", Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique, "Polish album certifications – Sting – My Songs", Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994, The Living Sea: Soundtrack from the IMAX Film, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=My_Songs&oldid=989854790, Articles with dead external links from April 2020, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Certification Table Entry usages for France, Pages using certification Table Entry with streaming figures, Certification Table Entry usages for Poland, Pages using certification Table Entry with sales figures, Pages using certification Table Entry with sales footnote, Pages using certification Table Entry with streaming footnote, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sting - vocals, bass, Vg-8 guitar synthesizer, Jerry Fuentes - guitar, bass, percussion, backing vocals, Danny Quatrochi - Synclavier, backing vocals, Mark Nightingale, Richard Edwards - trombone, Kouider Berkan, Moulay Ahmed, Salem Bnoumi, Sameh Catalan, Danny Dunlap - strings, Farhat Bouallagui - string arrangement conductor and leader, David Foxxe - narrator on "If I Ever Lose My Faith", This page was last edited on 21 November 2020, at 12:19. The album was released on 24 May 2019. Speaking on his approach to the album, Sting says: “‘My Songs’ is my life in songs. Sting has announced ‘My Songs’, a new album comprised of the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s most celebrated hits from his unparalleled career, each reshaped and reimagined for 2019.

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