Published Sep 19, 2016Sting took to the Later… With Jools Holland program over the weekend to premiere one of the new tracks from his forthcoming, "rockier" 57th and 9th album. Weighing in on mortality, rock stardom and more is "50,000."
As previously reported, Sting wrote the "gloomy ballad" the week Prince died. The track featured a steady, staccato thump of bass and half-whispered musings from the artist about hearing about the death of contemporary. Throughout, he contemplates a wave of Twitter tributes for the fallen, the meaning of life, and how, every so often, one person's music can lead 50,000 people to cheer.
You'll find the TV performance below, while the studio version of "50,000" arrives along with the rest of 57th and 9th on November 11.