Julian Lennon Says His New Album ‘Jude’ Breaks Through His Fear About John Lennon And The Beatles


The late Beatles star John Lennon’s son, Julian Lennon, recently spoke to Yahoo Entertainment and revealed that his new record, ‘Jude,’ helped him deal with his internalized fears and anxiety related to his father and the Beatles.

Following his father’s footsteps, Julian Lennon launched his solo music career in 1984 with the release of his debut album, ‘Valotte.’ While the album featured four chart singles, it also earned him a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Following the subsequent three albums, Julian took some time away from the music industry and explored his other passions like photography, documentary filmmaking, writing children’s books, and running philanthropic projects.

Later, he produced two more albums, the last one, ‘Everything Changes,’ in 2011. Julian now returns to the music scene after over a decade with his upcoming seventh studio record, ‘Jude,’ which is scheduled to be released on September 9, 2022. The album’s title is a direct reference to the Beatles classic, ‘Hey Jude,’ written by Paul McCartney to comfort Julian after John Lennon had left his mother, Cynthia.

In a new interview, Julian discussed his forthcoming record and said it helped him mature emotionally by finally facing the lyrics and comments of ‘Hey Jude.’ He wanted to embrace the song and heal his traumas, which have followed him for years. According to Julian, making this record allowed him to break through his fear and anxiety related to his late father and the Beatles. Although he has suffered from it for years, this album has made things easier for the singer.

Julian Lennon’s words on his new record:

“For me, ‘Jude’ was all about the coming-of-age in many respects because it was hearkening back to some of the comments and lyrics in ‘Hey Jude.’ It just felt like the right title and the right thing and owning it. That was a different thing — being ‘Julian,’ being ‘Jules,’ being ‘Jude.’ Who I am. It’s about also breaking through any fear and anxiety I used to have about the Beatles, about Dad, about everything.”

While the first two singles of the album, ‘Freedom’ and ‘Every Little Moment,’ arrived on April 8, 2022, two additional singles, ‘Save Me’ and ‘Breathe,’ also dropped on June 22, 2022. The fifth single from the upcoming record, ‘Lucky Ones‘ was recently released on August 3.