LEMAR returns with new single THE LETTER
’The Letter’ is a poignant yet soulfully spirited version of the classic song originally recorded by The Boxtops, and then by the legendary Joe Cocker.
On choosing this song, Lemar says: “We had planned to do The Boxtop’s version but in the end we went for Joe Cocker’s, which is rougher and rockier and will be amazing to play live. Just after I got back to London from the recording session in LA, I heard Joe Cocker had died, so it became a sort of tribute to him.”
Lemar’s brand new album ‘The Letter’, out on October the 9th and from which the single is taken, is a sumptuous soul record with a vintage sound; it was recorded live with legendary producer Larry Klein, and perfectly showcasies his distinctive and versatile honeyed vocals. The eleven-track album combines new renditions of soul classics, carefully chosen by Lemar, as well as original tracks – the record Lemar has long known he would one day make. Further information on Lemar’s upcoming album and live plans to follow.