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Julian Lennon and the Journey of "JUDE"

Julian Lennon didn’t plan to make another album after his 2011 LP, Everything Changes, but as time went on, something shifted. The artist found himself revisiting songs he’d written and recorded 30 years ago, and decided to update the production, to make the tracks more relevant in today’s world. The creative process sparked new music as well. These songs, drawn from the past three decades, have evolved into Julian’s seventh studio album, JUDE.

“Funnily enough, a lot of the older work and the new work tended to fit well together,” Julian reflects. “This was very much a journey of 30 years of songwriting and producing of work that never quite made it onto other albums or projects before. But I still felt the songs were valid and valuable enough to be finished and put together as a collection. Mainly because, we are all still dealing with the some of the same time old questions, from 30 plus years ago, to present day. Making JUDE was truly a journey through my life and through all the questions I’ve had—not only for the world, but for myself. It’s very much like looking in a mirror all these years later.”

Dave Michaels chats with Julian about JUDE, legally changing his name and the legacy he hope to leave behind.