Sacred Love is the seventh studio album by Sting.
The album was released on 29 September 2003.
The album featured smoother, R&B-style beats and experiments collaborating with hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige and sitar player Anoushka Shankar.
Some songs like ˝Inside˝ and ˝Dead Man’s Rope˝ were well received; and Sting had experimented with new sounds, in particular the more rock-influenced ˝This War˝.
Sting adapted the first quatrain of William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence for the first four sung lines of ˝Send Your Love˝.
Sting’s collaboration with Blige, ˝Whenever I Say Your Name˝, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004.
In August 2015, Mylene Farmer and Sting duetted on Stolen Car and released it as the lead single from Farmer’s forthcoming tenth studio album, Interstellaires; the track is produced by The Avener