Latin luminary Marc Anthony is gearing up for the May 21 release of Mended, the singer's first English-language album since his 1999 triple-platinum self-titled LP.
The disc, which follows up November's Spanish language Libre, will include the current hit "I Need You" as well as the upcoming single "I've Got You," according to Anthony's spokesperson.
Mended will also feature "Tragedy," a relationship song co-written by Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas that was scheduled to be released last fall but was shelved along with the album after September 11 (see "Marc Anthony Returns To Airwaves With Rob Thomas Song").
Cory Rooney (Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez), who executive produced Marc Anthony and co-wrote Anthony's breakthrough single "I Need to Know," is again on board as a producer and writer.
Andrew Fromm, who has worked with Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys, and Kara DioGuardi, whose résumé includes songs by Enrique Iglesias and Kylie Minogue, also co-wrote some of Anthony's new material.
Columbia Records, Anthony's label, describes Mended as a mix of Latin pop, salsa and ballads. The track list has not been finalized, but other songs include "She Mends Me" and "Everything You Do."
Anthony is scheduled to shoot a video for "I've Got You" in Los Angeles next week. The single will hit radio on April 23.
Also in the works for the singer and actor, who starred opposite Salma Hayek in last year's "In the Time of the Butterflies," is his first North American tour in nearly two years. Dates have not been announced, but the spokesperson said it will kick off in July.