Mike Lindup is a founder member, keyboard player, songwriter & vocalist in Level 42, the hugely successful platinum selling 80s pop group.
Time To Let Go is the first single from Mike’s upcoming album Changes 2, 30yrs on from his debut solo album, Changes, in 1990. The track has received airplay from Gilles Peterson on BBC 6Music, Jazz Radio (Berlin), The Face Radio (Brooklyn), Worldwide FM, Soho Radio & Acid Jazz’s Totally Wired Radio.
The lyrics were originally penned pre-Covid, inspired by the fast pace of life Mike was observing around him. Throughout the development and recording process, the theme became even more poignant on the realisation that even through lockdowns and social isolation our minds can still find endless ways to be preoccupied. Mike found himself with an increasing appreciation for the healing power of nature during this time; the ability just to be, breathe and listen to the wind in the trees and birdsong. These sonic elements feature in the track.
The track was co-written and produced by Toni Economides and Mike Patto (Da Lata, Róisín Murphy, Reel People, Moodymann).
Changes 2 is due for release in late 2021.
Pre-save the new single, out Friday 11th June: https://ffm.to/time-to-let-go