Annie Lennox Discusses Return To Songwriting

Annie Lennox says she hadn’t written new music in eight years as she has been focusing on improving women’s rights globally through her NGO, The Circle. But she told The Hollywood Reporter that she wrote the end title song for A Private War, Matthew Heineman’s biopic about war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in an airstrike in Syria in 2012. She explained the reason why she returned to music writing: “It was a connection to Marie, and just the thought that there’s this honorable, extraordinary, heroic, wild woman that would’ve endorsed what we’re doing with The Circle after she was killed. This is an endorsement of her work, this is a continuation of what she was trying to do. The endorsement goes toward giving Marie Colvin’s life an extension. As the film says and she says, in her own words, ‘What is this all about?’ She says, ‘I suppose I’m asking why these things have to happen’. And she was trying to shine a laser light onto truth, that thousands of civilians [were] being killed. When no one else was able to get that story out, that was what Marie was doing,” Lennox told The Hollywood Reporter. Copyright(c) 2018 All Rights ReservedLess «

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