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 (Could 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) by way of Decca, the brand new monitor was written and composed by Cantona, and marks his first official launch as a musician. “I’m going to release 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 access” 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.

cantona sings eric tour poster. credit: press

“Next year, I’ll be playing with a band, but for now, I’m starting with a modest piano to play alongside me in intimate venues,” he stated, talking on the tour announcement. “I’ll be starting in Manchester because it’s a city that has stayed with me so much for the football, of course, but also the general atmosphere.”

Presale for the exhibits will begin subsequent Wednesday (31 Could) at 10am BST and normal sale will arrive on the similar time on Friday (June 2) — go to right here for tickets and extra info.

Whereas the upcoming monitor 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 firstly of 2020, Cantona took the starring function within the video for Liam Gallagher‘s song, ‘Once’. The footage noticed the cult soccer hero dwelling 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 monitor by the previous Oasis frontman, and hailed the music 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.