Canadian singer Michael Bublé is releasing his first album featuring original material since 2007, his label announced today (Aug. 25). Entitled “Crazy Love,” after a 1970 Van Morrison tune of the same name, the album is due Oct. 13 on 143/Reprise Records.
Bublé recorded “Crazy Love” in New York and Vancouver and co-wrote both of album’s two original songs — “Hold On” and “Haven’t Met You Yet,” which is the lead single and debuts at radio on Aug. 31. The remaining 11 tracks include covers of “Cry Me A River,” “Georgia On My Mind” and “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes),” which features Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
“I dug way deeper and was more introspective on this one,” Bublé said in a statement. “Basically, I sang the truth — made each song autobiographical — and you can definitely hear the difference.”
“Crazy Love” was produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica, and Bublé says it was recorded more organically than his past records. “The musicians and I all sat in the room, recorded it right from the floor and we let the sounds all come together and bleed into one another. It’s not contrived. Not too perfect. It just feels really good,” he explains.
Bublé’s last studio album, 2007’s “Call Me Irresponsible,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 1.9 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here is the track list for “Crazy Love”:
Cry Me A River
All Of Me
Georgia On My Mind
Haven’t Met You Yet
All I Do Is Dream Of You
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)
At This Moment
Whatever It Takes” (bonus track)