The When a Man Loves a Woman hitmaker is teaming up with bosses at website PledgeMusic to give fans an opportunity to influence the direction of the record, including concept, title, song choices and collaborations.

Fans who pledge to the campaign will also also have access to exclusive merchandise and opportunities to visit Bolton in the recording studio.

He says, "Through the PledgeMusic platform, I'm inviting you in on the journey from concept to completion.

"Hopefully, it will challenge and inspire you as much as it does me, and I can't wait to see what we create together!"

A portion of the fundraising proceeds will benefit Bolton's children and at-risk women organisation The Michael Bolton Charities.