Jeff Lynne’s ELO have revealed the latest track from new album ‘One Step At A Time’.
Lynne will release his first album under the ELO name in 14 years next month. ‘Alone In The Universe’ will be released on November 13. Last month saw ‘When I Was A Boy’ streaming online, which fans who preorder the album will receive instantly.
“Music is such a powerful force in our lives. A good song can make people feel much less alone in this universe. And trying to create one of those songs somehow makes me feel less alone too. My whole life – from being that kid with a dream in Birmingham right until today – proves how much music can do,” said Lynne.
Lynne performed at BBC Radio 2’s Festival In A Day in Hyde Park, London, in September 2014, marking the influential pop group’s return to the UK stage 28 years after their last full concert performance. During the 75-minute set, Birmingham-born Lynne told the 50,000-strong crowd: “I’ll do this again.” The reluctant frontman had been talked into performing at the annual event by BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show host Chris Evans.
The show saw Lynne head a band that included original ELO keyboard player Richard Tandy and the BBC Concert Orchestra, who fleshed out his compositions with record-perfect renditions.
ELO enjoyed a run of 27 Top 40 hits from 1972 to 1986, when Lynne retired the group. He then reactived the ELO name, with a different line-up, for the 2001 album ‘Zoom’.