Canadian singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his 11th album "Long Player, Late Bloomer" in February/March 2011.

Sexsmith achieved a wider audience when he appeared on "Whatever It Takes," the closing track on Michael Buble's "Crazy Love." It's a song he originally wrote and recorded for his own 2004 album, "Retriever" (Nettwerk).

The new Sexsmith album is released March 1 in the U.S. by his own Ronboy Rhymes in partnership with marketing and distribution company Thirty Tigers (it partners with RED Distribution), and Warner Music in Canada. Cooking Vinyl will release the album in Europe.

The album was recorded in Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver with producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue). Rock also produced parts of "Crazy Love" and Buble suggested Sexsmith should reach out to the Canadian producer for "Long Player, Late Bloomer."

The musicians who recorded with Sexsmith in the studio include guitarist Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), bassist Paul Bushnell (Elton John, No Doubt), keyboardist Jamie Edwards (Aimee Mann) and drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails).

The lead single "Love Shines" is to be released at iTunes Canada Nov. 9, with other territories to be confirmed. The track is available to stream via RonSexsmith.com.

Last month a documentary about Sexsmith, also titled "Love Shines," had its world premiere at the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival. The film features contributions from former Sexsmith collaborators and fans Elvis Costello, Steve Earle and Feist. It was commissioned by pay TV channels the Movie Network and Movie Central and is set to be broadcast in 2011.

Sexsmith is planning a tour of North America and Europe in the spring of 2011. A date at London's Barbican on April 30 with special guests has been confirmed.

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