‘It has showed me that celebrity is unimportant’
After taking time out to look after his son, the Feeling Good singer Michael Bublé is now back with his latest album, Love (stylized as a heart emoji), and an upcoming world tour.
You didn’t know if your new album would happen, did you?
I really didn’t know if I’d ever come back. I had no intention of ever breaking up with music – it’s a love of my life. But sometimes, when you go through difficult stuff, you gain perspective. It showed me that things like celebrity are completely unimportant.
Is that what inspired Love?
Yes, it’s a way of thanking people who helped me. Fans will have no idea how much they helped me. The outpouring of love, compassion, prayers… People would reinvigorate us on days when we didn’t know how to get through.
How do you balance career and family?
Oh, there’s no balance – family comes first all the time, then I fit in what I feel is healthy! I think my music can bring joy, but never at the expense of love or friendships.
Are you exhausted now with three kids?!
I’m tired, but OK – my wife does most of the work. She’s up feeding Vida every two hours!
I’m used to the boys so it’s definitely different having a girl, and it means a lot to my wife. I don’t think she’s put Vida in anything that’s not pink…
You’re touring next year – do you have a rule for how long you’re away from your family?
I do. The longest I’ll tour is three weeks on, two weeks off. Never more. It’s been four years since my last tour, though, so it’s wonderful to be back on stage. Michael Buble’s new album Love is out now (Warner/ Reprise). He tours the UK from 20 May to 9 June, 2019. See michaelbuble.com