Sean Lennon has posted a newly recorded demo of an old, unreleased song that he co-wrote with Carrie Fisher.
In the wake of Fisher’s passing in December, Lennon resurrected the track and recorded it in rough form, which he has now shared via Soundcloud. Lennon explained that “Carrie and I used to stay up til dawn chatting and pontificating about life”; clearly the inspiration for the introspective piano ballad. Though relatively sparse in arrangement, the track does see Lennon joined by Willow Smith, who supplies backing vocals throughout the short piece.
Back in December, Lennon posted two emotionally charged tributes to Fisher, saying that “regarding the trials and tribulations of being a son or daughter of celebrities, no one helped or inspired me more than Carrie Fisher“, calling her “a super nova of talent and good character“. No word has been given yet as to whether we can expect to see the song on a future Lennon album, but given that Lennon clarified the song to be only a demo, it doesn’t seem unlikely that a more polished version of the song may surface in the future.