Sunday, December 14, 2014

Emmer & Lennon

When your last name is Lennon, you're almost obliged to sing at least one Christmas song, no? Producer/songwriter Stephen Emmer (find out with whom Stephen worked HERE) (you'll be surprised!) asked Julian Lennon to sing a seasonal song called 'Sleep for England'. It is a rework of the same song from Emmer's International Blue album.
Official release tomorrow. From the bio:
'Produced by Tony Visconti, the single has been given all the Xmas trimmings, sleigh bells and a boys-choir against an atmospheric background with a rich, definitive vocal from Julian.
Fitting the British pop music tradition of Xmas songs with a social commentary, ‘Sleep For England’ presents a narrative that transcends age, race and class, inspired by the classic alternative Xmas songs such as; Jona Lewi’s ’Stop the Cavalry’, ‘2000 Miles’ by the Pretenders, Father Christmas by the Kinks and Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon, to name but a few.