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"The Sun Will Shine" is the new single from John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The song features Jon Davidson from Yes on backing vocals.
The song was written and recorded by John whilst he was ‘in isolation’ in Florida, and he took hope and inspiration from watching the sun rise every morning over ‘Cocahatchee Bay’. For John, the song is a reminder that we can choose to see the world, and the challenges we all face, in a positive way… because the sun will shine again.
The song is performed by John and his ’10,000 Light Years Band’, who recorded remotely due to the pandemic. The track also features Jon Davison from YES on backing vocals, continuing their ongoing collaborations.
The song will be part of the EP ‘On Reflection’ that is due to be incorporated into ‘The Royal Affair and After’, John’s new live album scheduled for release in December 2021. On Reflection will include three tracks that John wrote during the pandemic. Joining ‘The Sun Will Shine’, will be his instrumental track, ‘Sunset over Cocahatchee Bay’, and a 2021 remix of ‘In These Crazy Times’. The tracks continue John’s exploration of how the pandemic has affected him, demonstrate his always positive outlook on life, and echo many of his earlier Moodies compositions.
The 10,000 Light Years Band are long term collaborator Alan Hewitt (Music Director and Keyboards) and Billy Ashbaugh (Drums) both from the Moody Blues touring band. Plus Duffy King (Guitars) and Jason Charboneau (Cello).
“Who could have thought this pandemic is still with us? I’m just grateful that I have my music to keep me company, and in a surreal way it has kept me focused on writing and recording new songs. I hope with these new songs to share with you my reflections of these times. It’s been a year since I was on the road with my 10,000 Light Years Band but we will see you again in the not too distant future. Thank you for keeping the faith!’ - John Lodge April 2021.
John Lodge - Bass, Vocals
Alan Hewitt - Keyboards
Billy Ashbaugh - Drums
Duffy King - Guitars
Jason Charboneau - Cello