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Pop / Rock 02/07/2014

Filipino Music Artist, Lourdes Duque Baron, Releases Song Tribute To John Lennon, "(Just Like) Starting Over"

Filipino Music Artist, Lourdes Duque Baron, Releases Song Tribute To John Lennon, "(Just Like) Starting Over"

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West Hollywood, CA (Top40 Charts/ Bella Luce Productions) Lourdes Duque Baron's release, "(Just Like) Starting Over" was recorded with AKNU, the group who enraptured Simon Cowell on the X-Factor in 2013. Music producer and song writer, Sam Salter (Omarion, Tabu from the Black Eyed Peas, and Destiny's Child) performed background vocals for the track.

Lourdes Duque Baron
I wanted to make the songs of this album, including 'Feeling Good,' like they're chapters in a book, to try to really capture what I'm thinking about in that season of life. This record, to me, is probably one of the most interesting subject wise.

Lourdes Duque Baron, under the production of multi-platinum music producer, Andrew Lane, has just released the eighth song on her highly anticipated CD, her arrangement of "(Just Like) Starting Over" on MTV. Baron's version is a tribute to the late John Lennon proves to be a charmingly nostalgic. "(Just Like) Starting Over" was recorded with AKNU, the group who enraptured Simon Cowell on the X-Factor in 2013.

View AKNU on the X Factor here.



Music producer and song writer, Sam Salter, performed background vocals for the track. Salter has also written for multi-platinum music groups and artists such as Omarion, Tabu from the Black Eyed Peas, and Destiny's Child.

Listen to the song: https://www.mtv.com/artists/lourdes-duque-baron/

"(Just Like) Starting Over," was the first single released in 1980 from Lennon's album, Double Fantasy, and the first new recording Lennon had released since 1975. Lennon chose it because it was the most appropriate following his five-year absence from the recording industry.

"(Just Like) Starting Over" is profound and represents a pivotal time in Baron's life. As chronicled in her book, "I Called Myself Cassandra," Baron is candid about the heartache she suffered when she was estranged from her husband due to infidelity on both sides. After two years of turmoil, the couple decided to make amends and begin anew. The result is a stronger and more intimate relationship. Baron describes that time in her life as a lesson that allowed her to recognize the gifts in her life and the message of a new sunrise. All of the songs from her debut album, "Feeling Good At Any Age," (Baron is 67 years old) echo these same experiences. "I wanted to make the songs of this album, including 'Feeling Good,' like they're chapters in a book, to try to really capture what I'm thinking about in that season of life," she explains. "This record, to me, is probably one of the most interesting subject-wise. It's a bit retrospective and honors musicians and classics of the past."

Baron's debut album will be officially released in its entirety on July 12, 2014. With the official release of the Filipino-singer's album, others will discover what Lane calls "an amalgam of sound that is genuinely fresh to the ears."

Baron's singular ability to blend tradition with contemporary color comes to the fore on this set of beguiling cover songs, which simultaneously capture the vintage, sepia-toned feel of her experiences with smoky and sultry sophistication of smooth jazz and retro arrangements.

Baron's smooth voice evokes a sense of nostalgia in "(Just Like) Starting Over." Her voice is reminiscent of 40s or 50s jazz and blues singers performing in retro venues into a vintage microphone. "(Just Like) Starting Over" is available on iTunes and MTV. For more information, visit: Lourdes Duque Baron Official Web Site






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