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Sting plans to "reimagine" his past songs for new album due this summer

In 2018, Sting surprised a lot of people by releasing a joint album with reggae/pop star Shaggy.  Now, in 2019, he's taking yet another unexpected musical turn.

Later this summer, Sting plans to release a new album featuring "reimagined" versions of some of his best-known songs.  Our first taste of it comes with a new version of 1999's "Brand New Day," which is now available for streaming and download.

During his performance Monday night on Fox's New Year's Eve telecast, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer debuted his new version of "Brand New Day," which boasts a modernized arrangement courtesy of Grammy-winning DJ, remixer and producer Dave Audé. 

Sting's decision to rework the song 20 years after the fact was prompted by his desire to encourage a feeling of hope and unity as the new year began.  And "Brand New Day" is just the first of several well-known tunes that Sting will be revisiting on his upcoming My Songs tour, which kicks off June 1 in Europe. 

So far, there's no release date for the new album.

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