Last month, the multi-platinum-selling singer Billy Ocean - known for his streak of pop and R&B hits in the '70s and '80s - celebrated his 70th birthday. To mark the occasion, he also announced the release of his first album of new material in 10 years, entitled One World. Due April 17 from Legacy Recordings, the record sees Ocean reunite with producer Barry Eastmond, whose credits include a number of Billy's best-loved hits, like "When The Going Gets Tough" and "Love Zone."
As the press release states, Ocean's had an eventful few years. He was recently appointed to the Members of the British Empire, and in 2018 earned the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement in recognition of his international success and the enduring popularity of his music. The excitement continues with this new album.
"One World is my first original studio album in over 10 years. It's like a landmark for my 70th birthday!" Ocean reflected. "I feel this album reflects my maturity, and the many genres of music I've been exposed to - coming from the Caribbean as a little boy influenced by calypso music, to growing up in the East End of London, where music was so wonderfully diverse. I truly feel One World has captured all of my musical influences over the years. The album reflects my thoughts, and the way that I feel at 70 years old, but most of all I hope that it will make people stop and think about life and its meaning."
You can stream the lead single - One World's title track - here and place your pre-orders with the links below In addition to the standard CD, Billy Ocean's Online Shop has signed CD and vinyl editions available for you superfans out there!
- We Gotta Find Love
- Love You More
- Feel The Love
- One World
- When I Saw You
- Missing You Everyday
- Can't Stand The Pain
- Betcha Don't Know
- All Over The World
- Nothing Will Stand In Our Way