To Be Loved
Everyone’s favorite Canadian crooner is back again, finding his harmony while making his way through the American songbook (and looking oh-so dapper in a suit)! “I want to take you on a wonderful journey about love—all different kinds of love,” Michael says.”The album swings big time: it rocks, it’s soulful, it’s happy, sometimes a little sad. It’s romantic, it’s yummy, and it’s heartfelt.”
To Be Loved, out now, finds the Grammy winner covering songs by Frank Sinatra, the Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, and more. In the mix of golden standards are four original songs co-written by Bublé, dipping into his personal life for inspiration.
“Do not think I take my success these last ten years for granted. I was anything but an overnight sensation,which inspires me to deliver big time for my fans—maybe even make some new ones this time out.”says Bublé. “I labored over every song, every note and every arrangement because I can’t resist trying to make each record better than my last one.”
These are good times for the singer, who is about to become a first-time dad. He sounds like a man in love with life. “I wrote Close Your Eyes about my wife and about the power of all the women in my life—my sisters, my mom, my grandma and all women in general. Let’s face it, where would we be without them? I Got It Easy, another original, is basically a song where I count my blessings and is a reminder to me and everyone to appreciate all the good parts of life. I’m a very lucky guy and I never want to forget it.“
I thoroughly enjoyed this album, but one song really stood out for me, “Close Your Eyes” It actually took my breath away. It’s a Bublé original and just beautiful and heartfelt. This will be one playing on those quieter, love-filled evenings for sure! There’s also a pretty good chance that I’m going to put this album on repeat for my husband‘s drive to and from work…Romantic IS catchy, right? And, speaking of my husband, I was listening to the album in my office and he walked in and asked, “Why are you listening to Dean Martin?!” LOL!
I was pleasantly surprised by “Something Stupid” with Reese Witherspoon. How did I miss that she sings? Whatever, I enjoyed it. Also look for some great Bryan Adams vocals. There are a few other surprise vocals throughout the album. Check it out! You’ll be loving the New Michael Bublé Album too!
More Clips and Videos:
- “It’s A Beautiful Day” Music Video
- “You Make Me Feel So Young” Clip
- “To Love Somebody” Music Video
- April 25 – Performing in the NYC Subway
To Be Loved Track Listing:
1. “You Make Me Feel So Young”
2. “It’s a Beautiful Day”
3. “To Love Somebody”
4. “Who’s Lovin You”
5. “Something Stupid” (featuring Reese Witherspoon)
6. “Come Dance with Me”
7. “Close Your Eyes”
8. “After All” (featuring Bryan Adams)
9. “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” (with Naturally 7)
10. “To Be Loved”
11. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
12. “Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You)” (featuring The Puppini Sisters)
13. “I Got It Easy”
14. “Young at Heart”
Upcoming TV Appearances
Watch for Michael on Dancing With the Stars on 4/30/13 and The Ellen DeGeneres Show on 5/3/13!
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