First new music in a while from legendary pop auteur (founder of The Compact Organisation, schoolboy band signed to Island, author, etc).
"This autumn I’ll be releasing some new music. Three new songs, each in the form of a letter. The first is a love-letter - to my favourite Beatle - Yoko Ono. The second is a letter, perhaps sick note, to my teenage self. The third is a letter of intent, to Donald Trump. More of that later. Here’s a bit about the Yoko song: was listening to the radio one day and the DJ mentioned ‘answer records’. He played Oh, Carol, Neil Sedaka’s big hit about Carole King which went to #1 on the Billboard Top One Hundred (1961). Carole responded with an ‘answer record’, Oh, Neil, that same year. I was at school when I first heard John Lennon’s Oh, Yoko from Imagine - which I took to be a kind of answer to Oh, Carol. I then read that John had liked Lonnie Donegan’s skiffle song Lost John (1956), while Oh Yoko sounded a little like Oh, Carol and Lost John combined, with its skiffle beat and tender lyric. I wondered why there’d never been an answer record to that. So I’ve written one. Yoko, Oh (the official answer to Oh, Yoko) released in two editions, on David Camp’s new The Campus label. "
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