Steve Lukather has announced a new single, Run to Me, which features Ringo Starr on drums, as well as appearances from Huey Lewis & the News’ John Pierce and Joseph Williams.
Co-written by David Paich, Williams and Lukather, the track is accompanied by a lockdown-filmed music video, and features a tasteful lead from Luke.
“I wanted to release this now because it fits the moment. A time where we all need a happy song for an unhappy time,” says Lukather.
“When I got together with Joseph Williams and David Paich to collaborate on the songwriting, there was pure collective inspiration amongst the three of us to articulate this message of hope directed towards our daughters.
“Musically, the song is absolutely influenced by my growing up in the Sixties, inspired by some of my favorite elements of the repertoire that defined that indelible era. And, Ringo, what can I say. It is an honor to have his contribution captured on a song of mine, much less his gracious presence in the video.”
A new solo album is on the way from Lukather in early 2021, with details to follow soon.
Luke made headlines across the internet last week, when he unleashed a 7am guitar solo to compete with his neighbors’ leaf-blowers.
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