VIDEO PREMIERE: From the Jam: Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings – Lula

Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings
Credit: Kay Janet Photography

Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings release their addictive first single from the upcoming third album, ‘The Butterfly Effect’, which will be out on 28th October.

Serving as an exciting first glimpse into the highly-anticipated album, ‘Lula’ is described by Hastings as ‘A catchy pop song about a spoilt woman who seemingly has everything yet has nothing.’ This standout track from ‘The Butterfly Effect’ succeeds in capturing a loose, summery vibe, thanks in part to a blistering saxophone solo from Tony ‘Rico’ Richardson, drums from Mark Brzezicki (Big Country/Pete Townsend) as well as sunny backing vocals from Foxton.

The laid-back vibe is also captured in the music video, providing a fun peek into the recording process between the duo in the studio. Watch BELOW:

Active from 1972-1982, The Jam created a legacy that would cement themselves as one of the all-time great British bands. The classic lineup consisted of frontman Paul Weller, drummer Rick Buckler and bassist Bruce Foxton, who carried on their legacy by forming From The Jam in 2006 with Buckler and new vocalist Russell Hastings to incredible success. Created to tour the iconic back catalogue and ensure its continued relevance, the lineup has undergone a few changes over time, but the songs remain the same. The band have gone from strength to strength, playing the biggest venues in the UK and across Australia, Japan and New Zealand.

With Foxton & Hastings writing and recording original music, this material has gained widespread acclaim of its own. Following on from their work together on previous albums ‘Back in the Room’ and ‘Smash The Clock’, the duo are set to return with ‘The Butterfly Effect’, displaying a growing maturity in their songwriting and a renewed sense of confidence.

Described by Foxton as ‘a collection of very melodic songs, with very different angles, yet it all ties together’, the tracks range from 60s pop to 70s Motown and Americana on an album full of future classics.

The Butterfly Effect

The new album ‘The Butterfly Effect’ is due out on 28th October. Pre-order here.


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