Lola Young covered Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 hit “Together In Electric Dreams” for this year’s John Lewis Christmas commercial.
The rising singer performed a downbeat cover of the electro classic for the annual festive video, which you can watch below. The clip shows a young boy meeting an alien in the woods who he brings home to meet his family for Christmas.
“I feel very honored to be a part of this, growing up I always watched John Lewis’s Christmas commercials, they’re iconic and so it’s a little surreal to be invited to be a part of it,” said Young said.
“It also means a lot as a promising artist to be a part of something so special. “Together In Electric Dreams” is a very beautiful song. I love this era of music and think Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder are amazing.
“The lyrics and soul of the song are inspiring, and they fit the story of the ad. I’m so excited to cover it and work with John Lewis.
The original song was recorded as part of a movie soundtrack Electric dreams in 1984. He reached number three in the UK singles chart at the time.
John Lewis’s Christmas commercial has become a staple of the holiday season in recent years. In 2018 Elton John revealed he was paid £ 5million to star in the commercial. In 2019, Bastille’s Dan Smith made the soundtrack of the announcement with their memorable version of REO Speedwagon “I can’t fight this feeling” and last year’s announcement consisted of Celeste’s single “A Little Love”, which appeared on her 2021 debut album. Not your muse.
A version of the kids’ sweater in this year’s ad will be available at John Lewis stores, with 10 percent of the profit for each sweater sold equally to Give A Little Love FareShare and Home-Start UK charities.
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