Listen to Billy Joel’s new song

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Listen ” Turn the Lights Back On », Billy Joel’s first song in 17 years.

Billy Joel’s new single, “ Turn the Lights Back On ”, his first original song in 17 years, was released. Produced by Freddy Wexler (who has worked with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Celine Dion and Kanye West), the song is a tender ballad that doubles as a message to fans who have waited for new songs all these years. It was written by Joel, Wexler, British songwriter Wayne Hector and Arthur Bacon.

The last time Billy Joel released new music was in 2007, when he released the love song “ All My Life ” as a Valentine’s Day gift to his then-wife, Katie Lee, and the protest song ” Christmas in Fallujah “. His last album dates back to 1993 and was entitled “ River of Dreams “. “ I have a lot of music that no one has ever heard and may never hear unless I decide to do something with it. thingthe musician told WECB in 2019. It’s really the creative process that’s important to me, not having records on the charts or selling a lot of records. I’m always learning, and you never stop learning. That’s the great thing about the writing process. We always learn something new every time we create. »

In this same interview, he did not rule out the possibility of releasing new songs in the future: “ I will never say “never”. Maybe an idea comes to me and it becomes a song. I can write a movie soundtrack. Maybe I’ll write a symphony. I do not know. Everything is possible. »

Billy Joel will perform the song live at the Grammys on Sunday night. He will spend the rest of the year playing in ballparks across the country. Stevie Nicks, Sting and Rod Stewart will open for his concerts. On July 25, he will end his ten-year residency at Madison Square Garden.


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