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Having a moment with Lulu... 'The one thing that's always been there for me is the music'

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Last week I went to an informal chat between Cerys Matthews, she of Catatonia and the one and only Lulu to promote Lulu's brand new album 'Making Life Rhyme'. I've actually met Lulu a couple of times and well I stood behind her in the Take That video for the Dan Hartman cover Relight My Fire dressed in a chain-mail bikini, it is a blink and you'll miss me moment btw. 

Having a moment with Lulu!
She's been resigned to Decca, and after revealing she's been in a bit of dark place of late Lulu is really feeling the love as she is about to embark on a tour. 'The one thing that's always been there for me is the music', she says. 
She first signed to Decca at the age of 14 and pretty swiftly became a sensation singing all those songs we know and love her for... Shout, To Sir With Love the list goes on, I liked it when she dueted with Bowie for The Man Who Sold The World lol. Cerys was really good at taking a trip down Lulu's memory lane bringing up her tv career highlights like when Jimi Hendrix decided to change tack on one of her shows launching into a Cream song by way of a dedication. 
Lulu always saw herself as a singing artist-not a songwriter so this album is a bit of a revelation, both on a personal level and in the wider scheme of things. Writing with her brother Billy Lawrie Lulu has been witness to some great songwriters of our time, Elton John, Barry Gibb... Somewhere along the line she's subconsciously been taking notes because she's honed her own songwriting skills and let it be known Lulu can write a hook!
Her style is a bit blusey, her raspy soulful voice is well suited to her old style r 'n' b and she looks like she's rather enjoying herself. As she so aptly put it, 'It started with the music and it's ended with the music'. 

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