Michael Bublé releases ‘Love’ after a 2-year break from music


Canadian singer Michael Bublé released his tenth album titled “Love,” featuring a red heart emoji on the album cover, on Friday, Nov. 16. Although the album came in time for the holiday season, this release is no collection of Christmas tunes like his hit album “Christmas.” Rather, Bublé’s tenth studio effort is comprised of 11 romantic renditions of beloved classics and two charming originals that are sure to touch your jazz-loving heart.

After taking a two-year break from his music career to focus on being with his eldest child during his illness, the Bublé is happy to announce his son Noah is now in remission and is recovering. During his hiatus, Bublé had a change of perspective. In an interview with The Morning Show, the singer explained his son’s illness made him realize “all that really matters is love,” rather than what others think of him, what his Billboard rankings are or how famous he is.

From bright and bubbly songs like “I Get a Kick Out of You” to slower, more emotional ballads like the tune dedicated to his relationship with his eldest son “Forever Now,” this final album encompasses the best of Bublé’s long, successful career in the music industry. Aside from “Forever Now,” Bublé’s other original on this album is the catchy and amorous “Love You Anymore,” a tune written by the young American singer and songwriter Charlie Puth.

Throughout his musical journey Bublé has been inspired by the renowned Frank Sinatra, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, and he makes this very apparent in “Love.” Bublé’s album features a dramatic and intense rendition of Sinatra’s “My Funny Valentine” and a passionate cover of his “I Get a Kick Out of You.”

Bublé continues to honor acclaimed late vocalists when he sings a cinematic rendition of Nat King Cole’s “When I Fall in Love,” along with another romantic cover of his song “Unforgettable.” The lyrical and melodic style of Cole’s work ties in perfectly with what Bublé is best at: Singing soulful jazz pieces with unparalleled passion.

“Love” presents two songs with features. The gentle ballad “La Vie En Rose,” a song originally written by the late French vocalist Edith Piaf, features the beautiful voice of jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant. Bublé’s wistful rendition of Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through The Night” features Loren Allred, a singer famous for her contribution to the soundtrack for the hit movie “The Greatest Showman.”

Whether you’re in the mood to be wooed by a romantic slow song, to have your attitude boosted by a lively jazz tune or to deeply ponder your past relationships, Bublé’s newest release is sure to satisfy.

Rating: 4.5/5

Rachel Lamore is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at rachel.lamore@uconn.edu.

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