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Lennon breaks silence for ‘Lucy in the Sky’

After an 11-year absence from recording, this month Julian Lennonreleases an EP, “Lucy,” co-created by upcoming pop singer/ songwriterJames Scott Cook, to benefit lupus research. The bright, catchy poptitle track was inspired both by Lennon’s childhood friend, LucyVodden, who died from the auto-immune disease in September; and Cook’s89-year-old grandmother, Lucy, a lifelong lupus sufferer. It wasLennon’s drawing of Vodden in 1966 that famously inspired his father,John, to write The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.” <p></p>

After an 11-year absence from recording, this month Julian Lennon releases an EP, “Lucy,” co-created by upcoming pop singer/ songwriter James Scott Cook, to benefit lupus research. The bright, catchy pop title track was inspired both by Lennon’s childhood friend, Lucy Vodden, who died from the auto-immune disease in September; and Cook’s 89-year-old grandmother, Lucy, a lifelong lupus sufferer. It was Lennon’s drawing of Vodden in 1966 that famously inspired his father, John, to write The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.”

“In many cases it’s being pushed as my first single,” he claims. “Really, my friend and partner, James, it’s his track, really. Initially, I was just supposed to sing a few background vocals. I said, ‘James, what do you think about making this into a duet and making it into a charity single?’ He was absolutely up for that.”

It was only when we were doing the video,” Lennon continues, “that he told me that his grandma has been suffering with lupus all her life and her name was Lucy, too. For me, it was all the stars aligning.”

 
 
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