Many of the songs Mike Rutherford writes have a foreboding flavor, but "Let Me Fly" is a very positive song. He says the message is, "Don't have any regrets. If you want to try something, do it."
This is the title track to the eighth Mike + The Mechanics album, the second with the new lineup featuring vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. Roachford, who had a UK solo hit with "Cuddly Toy (Feel For Me)," sang lead on this one.
Rutherford and Roachford wrote this song with Clark Datchler, who was lead singer in the band Johnny Hates Jazz. He wrote their hit "Shattered Dreams."
Like the monster Mike + The Mechanics hit "The Living Years," this song features a choir. It's comprised of Cherrice Kirton, Godfrey Gayle, Joy Malcolm, Priscilla Jones, Subrina McCalla and Xavier Barnett.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.