Three years after his hiatus, Michael Bublé is back with an album—one that includes a very special song that was 'composed' by his eldest son, Noah, and another that is a "sequel" to his all-time hit Haven't Met You Yet.
Talking about his 11th studio album, Higher, Bublé said that one of the songs came about during shower time with his kids.
"That song (Higher) came when my eight year old came into the shower when I was giving my kids shampoo and conditioner. And my eight year old said, 'Papi, I wrote a song.' And I said, 'What is it?' He said 'When you go low, and I go high,'" the Canadian crooner said, singing a line from the song.
"And months later, I went to work with Ryan Tedder and I said 'Ryan, my little boy, sang the song that I really thought was great.' 30 minutes later we have the song," he added.
"I found a lot of the record was made with me kind of walking around the house with my kids, you know, singing with me," he said during the virtual press conference for his album.
Bublé also shared that his single I'll Never Not Love You is a follow-up to his smash hit Haven't Met You Yet from 2009.
"It's about promising to someone that if they trust you and they give you their vulnerability," he explained. "Because it's scary to fall in love. Love is expensive. Love has a great cost, especially when you really love someone you are putting yourself at risk. And the song is saying 'Risk that for me, and I'll love you forever.'"
But why did it take more than a decade to make that follow-up song? The 46-year-old Grammy award-winning musician said that "it chose me," not the other way around, adding that the timing was right to release the album this year.
In 2018, he made the difficult decision to retire from the music industry following Noah's liver cancer battle. When he released his tenth album, Love, the following year, he didn't know if he was "ready to come back" because he "was still hurting." But now, Bublé reveals he "(feels) so good."
"I'm so good and my heart is satisfied that I just I felt so open, so happy to make hopeful and beautiful music. And I felt like I needed it. I feel like the world needed it in a way so that's why it chose me," he shared to the media.
His latest album will also be a breath of fresh air for his fans as he "(works) with new people and (try) different things."
"I let myself go and I put it into the hands of some of the greatest musicians in the universe," he said talking about Higher, which was produced by Greg Wells and Bob Rock along with Alan Chang, Jason ‘Spicy G’ Goldman and Sir Paul McCartney.
"And honestly it was, I think, the best thing I could ever do because it didn't just breathe new life and fresh life into the style or my music, it's a refresh for me," he continued.
When asked how special this album is compared to his previous ones, Bublé said that "they're all special."
"I promise you not one note that has ever left my lips has ever just given away without thinking or worrying or being passionate. They're all important. They're all my babies," he said.
Higher is set to be released on Feb. 22, 2022. Click here to pre-save the album.