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Michael Buble announces loved up new album

By | Published on Friday 28 September 2018

Michael Buble

That Michael Buble’s going to release a new album. It’s called ‘❤’. Which apparently is pronounced ‘love’. So why not just say that, Micky? Why make us jump through all these fucking hoops. Jesus. Do you know how busy I am without having to work out how to type ‘❤’ on my computer? And I bet it will screw up on half the devices reading this story.

This is Buble’s eighth album and it comes after he took a two year break from public life to spend more time with his family. This, of course, followed his then three year old son Noah’s diagnosis with cancer in 2016.

“I didn’t anticipate returning to recording or performing and I was fine with that”, says Buble. “My entire world view has changed completely these last few years. I wanted to spend all my time with my wife and kids. That was my focus”.

He goes on: “During that time, I also learned how much love and humanity is out in the world from the prayers and good wishes we received. But slowly, along with understanding what my priorities in life are, I began to feel a new commitment to express the emotions and lessons I’ve embraced”.

“Whether I am the narrator, the observer, the main character, the dreamer, the broken hearted guy at a bar or having the night of a lifetime”, he muses on, “I have stories to tell on this record. It’s all there in the songs. I have had so many blessings in life and one of them is that I hold the torch to keep these songs alive for generations to come”.

He concludes: “I take the responsibility very seriously. My end game for the new record was to create a series of short cinematic stories for each song I chose and have it stand on its own. I’m so proud of what we accomplished”.

The album features new versions of well-known songs including ‘When I Fall In Love’, My Funny Valentine’, ‘When You’re Smiling’, and ‘Unforgettable’. It’s out on 16 Nov. Here’s the video for ‘When I Fall In Love’: