Soccer legend Eric Cantona has turned his sights to a profession in music, and teased his debut single.
The previous Manchester United icon introduced his new undertaking on Instagram yesterday (Might 25), the place he shared a preview of the music video for his upcoming single – displaying the participant in a Shakespearean pose as he holds a mannequin of his personal head and sings, “Watch your self within the mirror – somebody you hate, somebody you like“. Test it out under.
Set for launch subsequent Friday (June 2) through Decca, the brand new observe was written and composed by Cantona, and marks his first official launch as a musician. “I’m going to launch my first single,” he merely wrote within the caption, directing his followers to go to his web site for extra info.
On the web page, followers are inspired to hitch the CantonaSingsEric membership, the place they will create their very own membership card, and obtain entry to satisfy and greet alternatives and “privileged entry” to reside occasions.
In celebration of his newly-launched singing profession, Cantona has additionally introduced three upcoming reside exhibits within the UK and Eire. Kicking off in Manchester on October 26, the primary present of the ‘Cantona Sings Eric’ tour will happen at Stoller Corridor, whereas the second will happen in London’s Bloomsbury Theatre two days later (October 28).
From there, he’ll enterprise over to Eire for a present in Dublin’s Liberty Corridor Theatre on October 31.
“Subsequent yr, I’ll be enjoying with a band, however for now, I’m beginning with a modest piano to play alongside me in intimate venues,” he stated, talking on the tour announcement. “I’ll be beginning in Manchester as a result of it’s a metropolis that has stayed with me a lot for the soccer, after all, but additionally the final environment.”
Presale for the exhibits will begin subsequent Wednesday (31 Might) at 10am BST and basic sale will arrive on the similar time on Friday (June 2) — go to right here for tickets and extra info.
Whereas the upcoming observe would be the first official music to get replaced by the Manchester United star, it isn’t the primary time that he has brazenly proven his love of music.
Again initially of 2020, Cantona took the starring function within the video for Liam Gallagher‘s track, ‘As soon as’. The footage noticed the cult soccer hero residing as much as his nickname – The King.
His look within the music video got here after he uploaded a video of himself singing alongside to the observe by the previous Oasis frontman, and hailed the track to be his favorite of 2019.
In 2018, he additionally joined The Libertines and Patti Smith on stage at a profit live performance for Palestine.