Feel-good duo The Lighthouse Family are back with new music for the first time in 18 years – and they reckon the world could do with cheering up.
“People need a bit of hope,” says singer Tunde Baiyewu. “A little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, to reassure you that it will still turn out OK, even if it doesn’t seem like it.”
Their new single, My Salvation, gets its first play on Radio 2 this morning (Thursday March 21), penned about the “state of the way things are at the moment”, continues Tunde.
“There seems to be one bad thing after another. Everybody’s finding their own safe haven.”
The pair – who have sold over 10 million records – went their separate ways after their last album in 2001, but since reunited to tour. Their new album, Blue Sky In Your Head, is out May 3rd.
In 2014, the duo – famed for hit singles Ocean Drive, High and Lifted – offered to send Russian President Vladimir Putin one of their albums during the Ukraine crisis so their trademark easy listening tracks would help him “chill the f*** out”.
“You’ve got to be careful saying things like that,” says Tunde in hindsight. “Putin’s not the kind of person to mess with… But maybe he might listen to some of that stuff and feel good.”
Now, they reckon that the UK’s current crop of politicians could do with something similar.
'They need all sorts of things at the moment,” he laughs.
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