BREAKING: Watch Billy Joel’s New Single Teaser “Turn the Lights Back On”

BREAKING: Watch Billy Joel’s New Single Teaser “Turn the Lights Back On” | Society Of Rock Videos

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For the first time in 30 years, Billy Joel teased a new single “Turn the Lights Back On” to be released on Feb. 1.

The “Piano Man” singer already gave a hint to fans present on his last Dec. 19 during his Madison Square Garden residency. He told the crowd as Billboard reports:

“I have good news. I have bad news. I’ll give you the bad news first. We don’t have anything new to play for you. The good news is you don’t have to sit through something you have no idea what it is.
“Although we’ve got a little something we’ve been working on you might hear sometime.”

Just recently, the 74-year-old singer and songwriter released a teaser for the new single on his YouTube channel. The song is written by Joel, Freddy Wexler, Arthur Bacon and Wayne Hector, and includes the lyrics: “Did I wait too long … to turn the lights back on.”

The last pop album Joel released was the 1993 River of Dreams and the last song he released was 2007’s “All My Life,” which he dedicated to his then-wife, Katie Lee, that reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart.

Joel’s longtime label home, Columbia Records will also release the song on Feb. 1 to all digital service providers and on limited edition 7” vinyl. It will also be accompanied by a lyric video on Joel’s YouTube channel.

In a previous interview with the New Yorker, he shared his thoughts about the decision to stop recording. He said at that time:

“Some people think it’s because I’m lazy or I’m just being contrary … But, no, I think it’s just — I’ve had my say … I’m not crazy about going into a recording studio and doing that kind of life again, or taking on another project where there’s other people involved, arrangers and orchestrators and conductors and producers. I don’t want to deal with it.”

Joel will wrap up his 150th show in July and continue to tour outside of the residency which includes a sold-out stadium show in Tokyo on Jan. 25. Check out the song’s teaser below.

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