Spark Of Light
About this deal
Next for Bolton is a holiday album, as well as a scripted podcast ( Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Podcast) which reunites him with The Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer. Part of the positive energy on Spark of Light, released on Bolton’s own Montaigne Records, comes from the double Grammy-winner working with a new set of collaborators whom he found deeply inspiring. This documentary brought me to the pure love of music, and I was just felt filled with what felt like fresh hunger, deep hunger, creatively,” he says. They worked with me: They were patient to create something that has their brand all over it but wouldn’t be insulting to my audience. The first single "Beautiful World" debuted during NBC's American Song Contest and was also performed during the CBS primetime airing of the DayTime Emmys Awards.
It’s something that I never thought I would consider and I’m thinking if the right offer came along would I consider it? Once he saw his fans were eager to see that side of Bolton, he embraced it and jumped into projects including 2017’s Netflix special, Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special; co-hosting The Celebrity Dating Game in 2021 and appearing on The Masked Singer, most recently earlier this year as The Wolf. SPARK OF LIGHT is the forthcoming album of original music co-written by Michael Bolton, his first in almost 15 years. Part of that reflection came from an old friend: During the pandemic and as he was writing for this album, he watched a documentary on Luciano Pavarotti and was transported back to when he first performed “Nessun Dorma” with the opera legend in 1995 and had embarked on a study of all the great tenors. SPARK OF LIGHT is the forthcoming album of original music co-written by Michael Bolton in almost 15 years.
Not that Bolton has been dormant: he’s released five sets in between, including a tribute to the songs of Motown, a collection of duets and a reinvention of his biggest hits with a symphony orchestra.
Christina would come to me and say, ‘I have four or five people you could have sessions with next week. Bolton’s career reached a new plateau more than a decade ago, when he joined forces with comedy trio The Lonely Island for a Saturday Night Live digital short on 2011’s “Jack Sparrow. The most recent single "Spark of Light" released alongside Bolton's performance on Fox's hit TV show The Masked Singer. Through the rest of the year, Bolton has a number of live dates, but he’s selective about where he and his bandmates, many of whom have been with him for 20 years or more, play.
It was a little scary, because I was definitely crossing some lines — but as long as it’s funny and musical, I’m up for taking a close look at it.I just try to make sure that I’m not running myself down with travel because it does sneak up on you,” he says.