LIghthouse Family have announced their return with their first new music in 18 years.
The band premiered their new single My Salvation on the Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio 2 show today. The single comes ahead of their fourth studio album Blue Sky In Your Head which will be released on May 3 via Polydor Records.
Watch the video for My Salvation here
Messages of hope and uplift. Sentiments of community and communion. Songs of love and connection. Tunes to sing, loudly, from the heart. It can only be Lighthouse Family, back to dream up the magic all over again.
Inspired in part by the birth of Paul’s son, its sentiments chime perfectly with the band’s return. “I wrote it at the end of 2016, when there were lots of things changing in politics and it felt like there was nothing solid to hold on to. There’s the line: ‘When you say a prayer, does anybody hear, send an SOS…’ You’re looking for that touchstone that salvation can bring.”
Their third album Whatever Gets You Through The Day (2001) produced another Top Ten single in the shape of (I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free/One, but by this time the band were at breaking point, their friendship burnt out after years on the road living in each others’ pockets.
And both of them were heartbroken by grief. Paul’s father had died, and he sought solace in the rock’n’roll lifestyle.
While Tunde had lost his mother, a situation complicated by the fact that his stepfather, Olusegun Obasanjo, was at the time the President of Nigeria. Little wonder the duo badly needed a break.
Lifted became one the defining songs of the era, a pop-soul classic that was inescapable on radio, becoming the soundtrack of high street Britain, drivetime Britain and night-out Britain.
Tickets on sale Friday March 29www.thsh.co.uk/how-to-book
Wed 13 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall www.glasgowconcerthalls.com
Thurs 14 Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle City Hallwww.ents24.com/newcastle-upon-tyne-events
Fri 15 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall https://trch.co.uk/whats-on
Wed 20 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion https://www.dlwp.com/
Thu 21 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatrewww.bhlivetickets.co.uk
Fri 22 London Palladium
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