Coinciding with the 45th anniversary of the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’ famously recorded by The New Seekers (still today remembered as the most iconic Coca Cola song), Lucy Layton brings this exciting new take on the classic.
All proceeds from the song will be donated to Syria Relief, a charity that Lucy is passionate about and one that is perfectly encapsulated by the song’s lyrics and mood.
This re working of the song has been produced by garage pioneer K. Warren. Along with Lucy’s hypnotic vocal tone, this makes for a truly unique take on the song whilst retaining the melody and charm of the original.
Lucy’s second album is set for release this Autumn, following her acclaimed debut Downbeat and Loved, a collection of songs which displayed her distinct sound of folk/country/blues with a slight nod towards the seventies. Her style is truly versatile, enchanting and eclectic.
This is echoed in her choice of venue which has seen Lucy perform at Clarence House with Jools Holland, The Troubadour Earls Court and the recent London Folk Festival.
Excitingly amongst her forthcoming dates is a performance at Kensington Roof Gardens prior to an exclusive show in London at The Shard on the 24th floor on September 22nd where Lucy will be raising funds for Syria Relief accompanied by her band and the fabulous Orion Orchestra. The video for single I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing will be played as part of the show and it includes two members of the world famous New Seekers, Marty Kristian and Paul Layton (the latter of whom just so happens to be Lucy’s Dad!)
Enthusiastic interest in the project has already been shown by the likes The London Live Channel (Freeview 8) who have invited Lucy along to their studio for an interview and live performance. This is a truly exciting venture for Lucy who is available for TV, Radio and Press interviews.