(NewsReady.com) – Billy Joel is arguably one of the most popular artists of his generation. The Long Island native was nicknamed “Piano Man” after releasing a hit song in the 1970s with the same name. He’s now releasing his first song in almost two decades.
On January 22, Joel’s Columbia Records announced he would be releasing a song titled “Turn The Lights Back On” next month, on February 1. The song is going to be released on limited-edition 7-inch vinyl and also on streaming services. Fans can pre-order it on vinyl, Amazon, and iTunes by clicking one of the prompts on the site.
According to the announcement, Joel alluded to the song when he joined TikTok. He shared a video of an event that took place in December, and in the video, he tells his audience that he has good and bad news for them. The bad news was that he didn’t have a new song to play them, but the good news is that they wouldn’t have to sit through. However, he told them he was working on a new song for them.
In the new song, the six-time Grammy winner asks, “Did I wait too long / to turn the lights back on?” The song promises to have the musician’s “signature sound” and will begin “ushering in the next chapter” of his career.
— Billy Joel (@billyjoel) January 22, 2024
Joel has been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. He had 13 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts during his career. Those included three number-one hits: “Tell Her About It,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me,” and “We Didn’t Start The Fire.”
In the years since his last song, Joel has performed regularly. He has had a 10-year residency at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and tours internationally. Fans can check out his website to learn more about where he will be performing.
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