He may be a singing legend from the 1970s, but Barry Gibb is bringing his new release into the 21st Century.
The last surviving member of the Bee Gees will preview his first original album in more than 30 years, In The Now, via a 360-degree YouTube live stream out of a Miami studio on August 20.
The technology will provide fans with unique access to Gibb’s first solo record in 32 years, ahead of its release by Columbia Records on October 7.
“This is a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day the The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony, so it’s a great joy for me to start again this way with such people,” Gibb, 69, said.
The band’s final album, This Is Where I Came In – featuring Gibb and his late brothers Maurice and Robin – was unveiled in 2001.
“I will never forget my brothers, they will always be a part of everything I do. Our dream came true,” Gibb said.
Proving he’s still a musical force to be reckoned with, Gibb shared the Glastonbury music festival stage with British rockers Coldplay in June.
The singer-songwriter performed the Bee Gees hit Stayin’ Alive in his signature falsetto while Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sang some of the harmonies.
Music has remained a family affair for Gibb, with his sons Stephen and Ashley helping to write the new 12-track release.
* In The Now is available for pre-order from August 19 via Sony Music Entertainment Australia