Sting has announced his upcoming album, Duets, will be pushed until 2021. The album, which also features the former-Police leader's instrumental collaborations, was originally set for release on November 27th.
An update was posted on Sting.com about the new album, which reads:
Due to unforeseen pandemic-related manufacturing delays, the release date of Sting's forthcoming album, Duets has been postponed to March 19th, 2021. Also available in a vinyl LP edition, fans can still pre-order this special collection now — which includes liner notes by Sting — at: sting.lnk.to/Duets.
A limited edition with autographed cover art is available for pre-order as well at the official store within the pre-sale link above.
Duets features Sting's teamups with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Charles Aznavour, Mylène Farmer, Shaggy, Melody Gardot, Gashi and more. The album also includes the new, never-before-released song, “September” which pairs Sting with Italian icon Zucchero.
A while back, Sting told us that although he loves the structure of songwriting — he always tries to push the bar forward when he can: “Love tends to be, in pop music, a little. . . it's always kind of sentimental, and violins playing, and birds tweeting. But as you probably know, love can be very, very aggressive and a violent emotion. I wanted to try and redefine the word.”