Day of The Sunflowers (We March On)

Album: Scars (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • Basement Jaxx are the UK EDM duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe. This song appears on their fifth studio album, Scars.
  • This tribute to human resilience features John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono's childlike vocals and trademark wails. Buxton met the Japanese-American artist and musician after hearing that she was a Basement Jaxx fan. He admitted to The Daily Mirror April 24, 2009: "I actually didn't know her stuff that well. But when I went and heard it, I found she was really ahead of her time. When we met she was very cool, 76 but jumping around, much more out there than people in their twenties. I did a whole load of stream of consciousness writing I gave to her and she read it like a poem, which was wicked. I also asked her questions for an interview, which we might use later, asking her stuff about life, death and everything else."

    After their initial conversation they agreed to go into the studio and lay down a track. Ratcliffe recalled to The London Times September 18, 2009: "She was a bit wary of going into a studio with a bunch of DJ-producers but she was great to work with, really youthful and on it. She said: 'Shall I do my Yoko Ono thing?' and we said: 'Absolutely!'"

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