Billy Joel set to release his first single in years

Billy Joel has confirmed that 'Turn the Lights Back On' will be released on February 1.

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Billy Joel is set to release a new single
Billy Joel is set to release a new single

Billy Joel is preparing to release his first new single in more than a decade.

The 74-year-old star has announced that he'll release 'Turn the Lights Back On' on February 1.

The upcoming single is co-written by Billy, Arthur Bacon, Wayne Hector and Freddy Wexler, who has previously worked with the likes of Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez.

'Turn the Lights Back On' will be the singer's first new solo single since 2007, and only his second solo single since 1993.

The track will be available on streaming platforms and seven-inch vinyl at the start of February. The eagerly-awaited song will also be available to pre-order via www.billyjoel.com.

Billy recently teased his first single in years during an on-stage performance.

The music icon revealed to fans that he'd been in the studio cooking up "a little something".

In a video clip posted on TikTok, Billy shared: "I have good news, I have bad news - I’ll give you the bad news first.

"We don’t have anything new to play for you.

"The good news is you don’t have to sit through something you have no idea what it is! Although … we got a little something we’re working on you might hear sometime."

Billy also teased his long-awaited new single via social media.

The 'Uptown Girl' hitmaker had his Facebook header and his canvas on Spotify swapped for the phrase: "Did I wait too long….."

Billy released his 'River of Dreams' album back in 1993, before dropping the classical collection 'Fantasies and Delusions' in 2001.

However, the award-winning star's last original songs were 2007's 'All My Life' and 'Christmas In Fallujah'.

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