Julian Lennon releases first single in 15 years

Featuring Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, "Someday" is considered a masterwork of refined adult pop song-craft.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Apr 10, 2013

 

Julian Lennon made a return to music when he released his new single "Someday" on his 50th birthday, April 8.

Featuring Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, "Someday" is a Lennon composition built around compelling lyrics and stately strings.

The oldest son of the late Beatles singer John Lennon, Julian Lennon has marked his half-century with an immediate pop hit with a mystical Eastern flavor; this track truly feels like an old friend.

"2013 highlights another year of inspiration for me, in regards to music, photography and philanthropy, and 'Someday' is a reflection of that," Lennon said.
 
"Someday" will be the debut single from his new album Everything Changes. The track has a timeless message: "We're all in it together / One love, now and forever." While recording in Los Angeles, Julian and Steven fast became friends and ended up trading vocals on their respective albums. You can see the video for "Someday" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOSyjiMmsxY.
 
A renaissance man with various passions, Lennon's photography career has seen his exhibitions presented internationally with many outstanding reviews, not only for his premiere exhibition Timeless with the Morrison Hotel Gallery in 2010 (NYC) and recently in 2013 (Los Angeles), but also for his multiple showings during Art Basel Miami. He has worked extensively with U2, his brother Sean, and photographed his friend Charlene Wittstock, exclusively for Vogue, prior to her civil wedding to Prince Albert II of Monaco. His philanthropic pursuits have been equally significant to him, with extensive charitable work through his White Feather Foundation. But the love of, and need to express himself through, music has always been a constant.  
 
"Someday," while proudly contemporary, is a hopeful masterpiece. A bold nod to his lineage, it represents years of experience, learning and his innate understanding of melody, lyrics and empathy.
 
For further details of Julian's work & collaborations, visit http://www.julianlennon.com, http://www.julianlennon-photography.com, http://www.whitefeatherfoundation.com, https://twitter.com/JulianLennon and https://www.facebook.com/julianlennonofficial.

Comments

onegirlarmy

Should be an interesting combination...think I'll go try to search and listen.
Thanks :)

csnighthawk

Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream
Ah

onegirlarmy

Awesome!
Sounds like the daily grinde. :)

luvblues2

That's a way old tune from the Beatle's: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, onegirlarmy. "A Day in the Life"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

luvblues2

Saying that, I just dated myself...that was from 1967..

onegirlarmy

lol...I thought so and that's ok luvblues2 :)

Cliff Cannon

Here's hoping John's boy comes up with something as awesome as " Watching the Wheels " or better yet : " Imagine "

starryeyes83

It's too bad John was a hypocrite; the way he treated his son Julian was BS. I lost any respect for the guy when I read his interview in Playboy he pretty much trashed Julian. It was disgusting the things he said. Sad thing is he didn't live long enough to try to make amends with his son.

Julian has far surpassed his dad in what it takes to be a man. Therein lies the real talent.

Cliff Cannon

@ starryeyes83 : " Julian has far surpassed his dad in what it takes to be a man. Therein lies the real talent." Very true.


It is also true, that people we call " great " are not necessarily who we would want to be our parents. After all who would want JFK to be their father or worse their husband or Elvis or....


As for John, the smart alec was my least favorite Beatle ( And I can not stomach Yoko ) Still, one can not take away this : He was one heck of a songwriter

starryeyes83

@ Cliff Cannon

I never will dispute John's songwriting. I agree he was a great and successful songwriter and I still have many of his albums ( stacks of wax!!) ) , myself. As I have gotten older, though, I've realized that he preached one thing and done another. Of course, he had Yoko pulling his strings.

As I said, it's sad that John didn't live long enough to make amends.. He never deserved to be shot down like a dog .. But he certainly deserved a good arse kicking for the way he treated his son.

On the flip side, I cannot imagine, what went through a cocky 22 /23 year old's head being a new husband and a new father ( with no role model); right on the cusp of a career explosion - catapulted by a media frenzy - that will never be seen again. I can't imagine the pressure of it and I can't think of anyone who was or has been in that same situation before or since.

Cliff Cannon

@ starryeyes83 : Well you sure know how to ruin a debate. There is not a single thing I can say to add or dispute what you so intelligently wrote. So much for an on going musical/life debate. :)


Fabulous day to you

happyfeet64

John abandoned Julian and his mother while Julian was growing up to be with Yoko and it took Julian years to forgive his father for that. I've always admired Julian for his music as well as his photography skills. Glad to see he's back to recording. Happy birthday, Julian!

Ehovemom

Lots of kids have absent fathers, but I am sure that Julian was provided financial assistance. Unfortunately he has buried his talent for decades with drug abuse. Who knows, sober maybe he could have surpassed the spotlight that was his father?

starryeyes83

Most kids don't have a father in the public eye saying repulsive things about their own flesh and blood in public interviews. Or a sea hag for a stepmom. I don't believe that the the eldest son wants to be the spotlight hound that his father was.