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Justin Hayward releases digital EP

Justin Hawyard
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Moody Blues star Justin Hayward has released a new digital two-track EP, featuring the tracks One Summer Day and My Juliette.

One Summer Day is written in a conversational style, telling the story of unexpected events taking place one day in the summer.“[It] just sprang out of my old Martin guitar late one evening... I had been playing the riff for a while just for fun, without realizing it could actually be a song," Hayward says.

My Juliette, which references Danny Williams’ early 60s recording of Moon River, was inspired by Hayward's childhood fascination with the theater. His mother played piano for a repertory theatre group during a summer in his childhood, while he played guitar for the company and was drawn into the artistry of the stage, from Shakespeare to pantomime. 

“I was entranced and I still treasure every moment of that theatre life," says Hayward. "I had the song for years before I was sure I wanted to actually finish or record it because I enjoyed just playing around with it.”

One Summer Day is available now.

Justin Hayward

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.