“A GOOD SONG can make people feel much less alone in this universe,” Jeff Lynne tells MOJO. “And trying to create one of those songs somehow makes me feel less alone too.” Well if you’re out there, the Electric Light Orchestra leader has opened hailing frequencies with the video for latest single Ain’t It A Drag – which you can watch exclusively below.
Taken from his recent album, also named Alone In The Universe, the song finds Lynne returning to some Fab foundations.
“Ain’t It A Drag began because I wanted a rocker for the album,” he explains. “You always need a rocker – at least I do. I was in the mood to do almost a Mersey Beat number and to me there’s something about Ain’t It A Drag that sounds a bit like Mersey Beat. All these years later, that whole Mersey Beat thing still works!”
Watch the animated video now. Meanwhile, Lynne kicks off his UK tour, appropriately enough in Liverpool, playing the Echo Arena next week (April 5), while he’s also dropping into the Glastonbury Festival at the end of June too. Visit www.jefflynneselo.com for full details.