As Billy Ocean celebrates his 70th birthday this month, he has announced that he will release his first album of new material in 10 years – One World. The album will be released on 17 April 2020 with the title single, also called “One World” available from today. Later this year Billy will head out on The One World tour in the autumn. This follows the recent news that he has been appointed to MBE for his services to music at this year’s New Year’s Honours.

Check out the new single “One World” here:


The album sees Billy reunite with producer Barry Eastmond who wrote and produced a number of Billy’s biggest hits including “When The Going Gets Tough” and “Love Zone”. Recorded over the summer of 2019 in studios in Manchester and New York Billy co-wrote all 12 tracks on the album.

Billy Ocean said “One World is my first original studio album in over 10 years. It’s like a landmark for my 70th birthday! I feel this album reflects my maturity, and the many genres of music I’ve been exposed to – coming from the Caribbean as a little boy influenced by calypso music, to growing up in the East End of London, where music was so wonderfully diverse. I truly feel One World has captured all of my musical influences over the years. The album reflects my thoughts, and the way that I feel at 70 years old, but most of all I hope that it will make people stop and think about life and its meaning.”

One World Track Listing:

01. We Gotta Find Love
02. Love You More
03. Feel The Love
04. One World
05. When I Saw You
06. Mystery
07. Missing You Everyday
08. Can’t Stand The Pain
09. Betcha Don’t Know
10. All Over The World
11. Daylight
12. Nothing Will Stand In Our Way

Pre-order your copy here.

Tour Dates:

09/18 – GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
09/19 – HARROGATE CONVENTION CENTRE
09/21 – LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL
09/23 – LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
09/24 – CARDIFF ST DAVID’S HALL
09/26 – OXFORD NEW THEATRE
09/27 – STOKE REGENT
09/29 – IPSWICH REGENT
09/30 – NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
10/02 – BOURNEMOUTH IC
10/04 – LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL
11/06 – BRIGHTON CENTRE
11/07 – SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
11/09 – LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU THEATRE
11/11 – NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
11/13 – MANCHESTER BRIDGEWATER HALL
11/14 – BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
11/16 – BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
11/19 – CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
11/20 – BATH FORUM
11/22 – SHEFFIELD CITY HALL

“When The Going Gets Tough”, a classic from the Billy Ocean vaults:

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.