Sting Announces 12th Album, Releases New Single

Hear "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" from "57th and 9th," out Nov. 11

Photo: Cherrytree/Interscope

After 10 years, Sting has returned to rock.

Legendary singer-songwriter and former Police frontman Sting has announced the release of his 12th studio album, "57th & 9th," and released a new single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You." The album contains 10 new songs and marks Sting's return to a rock-based sound after experiments with classical music (2006's "Songs From the Labyrinth"), holiday music (2009's "If on a Winter's Night…"), symphonic versions of solo tunes (2010's "Symphonicities") and Celtic-folk (2013's "The Last Ship").

Included on the album is something of a Prince tribute, as "50,000" was written the week of his death.

"Mortality does sort of rear its head, particularly at my age – I'm 64," Sting told Rolling Stone. "It's really a comment on how shocked we all are when one of our cultural icons dies: Prince, David [Bowie], Glenn Frey, Lemmy. They are our gods, in a way. So when they die, we have to question our own immortality."

Sting debuted "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" Wednesday on L.A. radio station KROQ. Listen to the track here.

Here's the "57th & 9th" track list:

1. "I Can't Stop Thinking About You"
2. "50,000"
3. "Down, Down, Down"
4. "One Fine Day"
5. "The Pretty Young Soldier"
6. "Petrol Head"
7. "Heading South On The Great North Road"
8. "If You Can't Love Me"
9. "Inshallah"
10. "The Empty Chair"

Check out "57th & 9th" on Nov. 11, via Cherrytree/Interscope Records.