Steve “Luke” Lukather (Photo by Rob Shanahan)
Steve Lukather and Mascot Records have announced the release of a newly recorded composition titled “Run to Me,” and an accompanying video. The song is heavily influenced by the artist’s fond connection to music from the late ’60s.
The track was co-written by David Paich, Joseph Williams, and Luke. Performances include Luke on guitar, Joseph Williams on keyboards and background vocals, John Pierce from Huey Lewis & The News on bass, alongside Luke’s bandmate and close friend Ringo Starr making a special appearance in both the video and on the record itself.
Luke said, “I wanted to release this now because it fits the moment. A time where we all need a happy song for an unhappy time. When I got together with Joseph Williams and David Paich to collaborate on the songwriting, there was pure collective inspiration amongst the three of us to articulate this message of hope directed towards our daughters. Musically, the song is absolutely influenced by my growing up in the Sixties, inspired by some of my favorite elements of the repertoire that defined that indelible era.”
He added, “And, Ringo, what can I say. It is an honor to have his contribution captured on a song of mine, much less his gracious presence in the video. Over the course of the last decade, we’ve become dear friends travelling The World with one another, and much like Paich and Williams, I am certainly blessed to have these talented, amazing human beings in my life as both band mates and friends. As we all look towards the unknown of this crazy world we are living in, simply my hope is this tune brings a little peace, love and pleasant distraction to these uncertain times.”
Watch the official music video for “Run to Me” by Steve Lukather w/ Ringo Starr and Joseph Williams on YouTube:
The recording was mixed by Kenneth Freeman, and mastered by Freeman’s body double. Additional engineering by Bruce Sugar (for Ringo) and Joseph Williams.
“Run to Me” can be heard on all streaming services globally, and is available for download. Details on Steve Lukather’s forthcoming solo album coming in early 2021 will be shared in the coming months.