Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland said he recently reunited with frontman Sting to record a conversation about their love of music for a new documentary. Their two-hour conversation will appear in a BBC documentary that’s part of a project called What Is Music and Why?, scheduled to be released next year.

“It’s about cognition and the evolutionary purpose of music and why it has this profound effect on us,” Copeland said, adding: “we knew we like music, but we don’t really appreciated how deeply ingrained this is and how much it controls us.”

Copeland said he spoke to “Sting for two hours, like we’ve never had before. We would argue about this particular song but not music in general. I’m talking to Patti Smith, Bobby McFerrin, Francis Ford Coppola and how he uses music in film.” 

Copeland’s 2006 documentary Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out about life inside the Police is to be released on Blu-ray and digitally for the first time on May 31.

You can watch a trailer in the link below.

Stewart Copeland & Sting reteam for new music study documentary


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