Julian Lennon has known his father, John Lennon, since he was a child. Today, he is preparing to release an album that he sees as a reflection of how he dealt with the trauma he endured as a child.
The singer’s seventh studio album, Do You Remember, is very personal to him, as it explores his authenticity and relationship with his father.
The album’s title, “Jude,” refers to Paul McCartney’s iconic song “Hey Jude.”
The song was written when Julian’s parents, John and Yoko Ono, were having marital problems due to the former’s affair with another woman.
Julian’s relationship with his father was strained due to his actions. He’s been looking for a “place of peace” for many years.
Although he clarified that he had previously found it, he returned to sadness after becoming “lost in the muddle of life.”
Fortunately for him, working on the album allowed him to rediscover his inner peace because it was “about getting in touch” with himself and who he truly is.
He told People Magazine:
“When you hold a grudge or when there’s negativity in your life, it doesn’t necessarily hurt other people, it hurts you.”
Many people have associated him with his father over the years. He established a career as a documentary filmmaker, author, and philanthropist to escape his father’s shadow.
Earlier in the interview, the songwriter stated that he had already resolved some issues before the album was finished.
Some of the songs on his brand new album were written recently, but others were conceived three decades ago.
Julian explained that releasing these songs is his way of embracing his comfortability.
According to reports, Julian had already released a few songs ahead of the release of his highly anticipated album.
“Freedom,” “Every Little Moment,” “Breathe,” and “Save Me” are among the songs.
Lennon and Justin Clayton produced the album, which will be available for streaming and purchase beginning September 9.
In addition to digital copies, fans could purchase CDs and vinyl through this link.