Michael Bublé is back, and he’s ready to spread some love. The 43-year-old crooner is releasing his 10th studio album, Love (styled as a heart emoji), on November 16, which he announced Thursday afternoon (Sept. 27).
“It’s been a little while, huh?” Bublé said in a Facebook Live video unveiling the album news, recognizing that he hasn’t been very active since releasing his previous album, Nobody But Me, in 2016. Bublé’s absence has been primarily due to his oldest son Noah’s battle with cancer, which he recently said almost made him consider never returning to music. But as Noah’s condition has improved, Bublé has been able return to the studio to create Love, an album he considers to be a token of his gratitude.
“This is also an opportunity to say thank you,” Bublé continued in his Facebook Live. “On behalf of my family and I, there’s no way that you can know how much it meant to us — how much your prayers, how much your thoughts, how many times you got us through. For me, this is kind of a really small way of being able to thank you, to tell you how much I love you.”
Love marks Bublé’s eighth major-label album release and 10th overall. The singer’s label Reprise Records promises the LP is his “most romantic record to date,” beginning with lead single “When I Fall in Love.” Also featured on the album — which Bublé produced with David Foster and Jochem van der Saag — is “My Funny Valentine,” “Such a Night,” “Unforgettable” and “I Only Have Eyes for You,” as well as a duet with Cecile McLorin Salvant (“La Vie en Rose”) and “Love You Anymore,” which was written by Charlie Puth. The album will also include a new original track from Bublé titled “Forever Now.”
Fans can pre-order Love here and will immediately receive “When I Fall In Love.” Check out “When I Fall in Love” and the Love album cover below.