Album: Come To Life (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by the four band members of Coldplay and is left over from their recording sessions for Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. The song is about a man named Lukas who returns to the singer 20 years later, but things are different now.
  • Viva la Vida producer Brian Eno helmed this track. The English musician, composer and knob twiddler has worked with some of the biggest name in music including David Bowie and Talking Heads and Imbruglia was very much in awe of him. She told BBC News: "Brian Eno is someone that you don't want to sound stupid in front of, and everything he said, I was just like, 'Wow'. I lost my tongue that day."
  • Imbruglia recalled to The Mail On Sunday January 10, 2010: "I was putting the finishing touches to my Come to Life album when Chris Martin called me out of the blue. He said, 'I've got this song called Lukas. It's the best thing I've ever written. But I want you to record it and not Coldplay.' My only option was to gratefully accept the gift. After that he came to the studio and helped me finish a few other songs for the album. He's so creative it takes your breath away. When he's working on a song he's like a mad professor with these sparks of inspiration constantly flying out of his head. He can be very blunt in his criticism, but that didn't bother me. He's Chris Martin. If he offers you criticism, he's always going to be right."

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