Sting has debuted the new song, “If It’s Love,” the lead single from his newly-announced upcoming album, The Bridge, which is due on November 19th via A&M/Interscope/Cherrytree Records.

Commenting on the debut single, Sting shares, “I’m certainly not the first songwriter to equate falling in or out of love with an incurable sickness, nor will I be the last. ’If It’s Love’ is my addition to that canon where the tropes of metaphorical symptoms, diagnosis, and downright incapacity are all familiar enough to make each of us smile ruefully.”

Like many recent and upcoming releases, The Bridge was penned during the pandemic. The recording, according to a recent press release, “…finds Sting ruminating on personal loss, separation, disruption, lockdown, and extraordinary social and political turmoil.”

He elaborates, “These songs are between one place and another, between one state of mind and another, between life and death, between relationships. Between pandemics, and between eras – politically, socially and psychologically, all of us are stuck in the middle of something. We need a bridge.”

The Bridge Track Listing:

1. Rushing Water
2. If It’s Love
3. The Book of Numbers
4. Loving You
5. Harmony Road
6. For Her Love
7. The Hills on the Border
8. Captain Bateman
9. The Bells of St. Thomas
10. The Bridge
11. Waters of Tyne   (Deluxe bonus track)
12. Captain Bateman’s Basement  (Deluxe bonus track)
13. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay  (Deluxe bonus track)
14. I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City *(Japanese exclusive bonus track)

Artwork for ‘The Bridge’ by Sting

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