Spotlight: Engelbert Humperdinck
Can you tell me about the decision to record ‘Forever Blowing Bubbles’ and its use in the film ‘Bullet Train’?
When I heard about the request to record a song for Sony Pictures, I was very honoured and when I heard it was staring Brad Pitt, I was in. I was on tour traveling on The Bullet Train in ’73….many stations ago!
The song has been a family favourite as my sister Bubbles sang it constantly. We had a great time at Capital Records Studios.
Your latest single, ’You’re The First, The Last, My Everything’, has a country influence to it, and a number of your past hits have had strong links to genre – what does country music mean to you?
That country thread has run through so many of the songs and decades of my life. The core of country is the relatability of the stories told. The writers are the true artists as a great country song can be covered by many singers and still touch you and the icons of country can get you from the first “Hello Darlin!”
We put some Nashville on Barry White’s massive R&B hit and shot a video and it looks like I’m going to have to learn some new moves and pull out my old boots for stage. A good song can have more than one turn on the dance floor.
The new project has quite a few unexpected song choices that we reached back to. I’m looking forward to putting them in the show.