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Listen: Billy Joel releases 'Turn the Lights Back On,' first single in 17 years

Billy Joel released the single "Turn the Lights Back On," his first new music in 17 years. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Billy Joel released the single "Turn the Lights Back On," his first new music in 17 years. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Billy Joel is back with new music.

The singer and musician, 74, released the single "Turn the Lights Back On" on Thursday.

"Turn the Lights Back On" marks Joel's first new music in 17 years.

The song is produced by Freddy Wexler and written by Wexler, Joel, Arthur Bacon and Wayne Hector.

"Turn the Lights Back On" is described as "a classic Billy Joel-style tune, embodying the hallmarks of his signature sound and ushering in the next chapter of his story."

Billy Joel attends a press conference in June. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Billy Joel attends a press conference in June. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Joel announced the single in January.

Joel will perform Sunday at the Grammy Awards, which will air at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

Billy Joel performs in Hollywood, Fla., in 2023. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI
Billy Joel performs in Hollywood, Fla., in 2023. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI

The singer also has his residency show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which will end with a 150th performance show in July.