Michael Bublé h i g h e r
The mutiple Grammy-winning superstar Michael Bublé will release ‘HIGHER’, his eleventh studio album, on March 25th via Warner Records / Reprise Records.‘HIGHER’ today launched alongside its first single ‘I’ll Never Not Love You’, which finds the multi-Platinum global entertainer at the peak of his vocal and creative powers.
Produced by Greg Wells and Bob Rock along with Allen Chang, Jason ‘Spicy G’ Goldman and Sir Paul McCartney, ‘HIGHER’ is Michael’s first studio album in three years. It follows his hugely successful sold-out two-year An Evening With Michael Bublé tour as well as the 10th anniversary of the release of his hugely successful ‘Christmas’ album.
Standouts on the new album include a magical duet with Willie Nelson on his song ‘Crazy’, Michael’s heartfelt version of the Sir Paul McCartney-penned and produced song ‘My Valentine’, and the Bob Dylan classic ‘Make You Feel My Love’. It also includes three originals written by Michael Bublé, notably the new single ‘I’ll Never Not Love You’. Other highlights are his take on the Sam Cooke classic ‘Bring It On Home To Me’, ‘You’re The First, The Last, My Everything’, and the joyous ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’. The album closes with a dramatic and breath-taking version of ‘Smile’ accompanied by a gospel choir.
Michael says, “This time out, I opened myself up completely to trying new things. I dug deeper while working and surrounding myself with the greatest music makers on the planet with gigantic imaginations. Whether it was sitting down to write with Ryan Tedder and Greg Wells, recording three songs in one day with my pal Bob Rock along with 40 of the most amazing musicians off the studio floor who hadn’t played music in 15 months, dancing around laughing and crying in my underwear in my home studio when a song sounded just right, every moment felt magical or that the universe was conspiring to bring me to this moment in time 20 years into this amazing ride I’ve been on. I have never been more excited after completing an album.”
Greg Wells comments, “Michael Bublé is a great dance partner. He gives me lots of credit but I credit him for opening up his trust to try working with a new team. He’s a phenomenal hitmaker.”
Bob Rock adds, “Since I’ve worked with him, this was the most focused and inspired Michael has been. He understood the record he wanted to make. He had a clear vision. As soon as we started, he stuck his neck out to make each song get to the place that he was hearing it in his head.”
Michael Bublé started singing at the age of four in his family’s home in Burnaby, Canada and hasn’t stopped since. His self-titled debut album on Reprise Records was released in 2005, and a series of international multi-Platinum #1 albums followed, with ‘Crazy Love’ (2009), ‘Christmas’ (2011), ‘To Be Loved’ (2013) and ‘Love’ (2018) all topping the UK’s Official Album Chart – and contributing to a total of over 75 million album sales during the course of his extraordinary career. His ‘Christmas’ album continues to stream in its millions and returns to the Top 10 every year, reaching 10 x Platinum status in the UK, and making his voice synonymous with the festive season.
As a performer, Bublé has enjoyed enormous success as one of the most exciting global touring artists with sold-out shows in over 30 countries. His most recent tour, ‘An Evening With Michael Bublé’, from 2019-2022 was seen by over a million fans around the world. He loves hockey, fantasy football, TikTok, and singing. He is the proud father of Noah, Eli and Vida.
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