Behind The Song

When Sting became the “King Of Pain”

When The Police recorded their final album, 1983’s Synchronicity, they were the biggest band in the world, but they were on the brink of disintegrating Personal conflicts with each other and drama in their personal lives would play a part in their breakup, and at least one of the songs, “King Of Pain,” was written by Sting about the misery of divorce. The fact that the album went on to top the charts is a testament to the musical magic that this three-piece rock band from London were capable of, even in the throes of their own demise. Unpack the lyrics and history of this incredible song in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast.

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Host: Janda Lane
Music Producer: Christian Lane