Following on from the news that actor Luke Evans will release his debut album At Last next month, the star has released the first track from the record – a cover of Pat Benatar’s Love is a Battlefield.
Luke’s take on the track is different to the original with him putting an otherworldly twist on it. Watch the video below:
On choosing ‘Love Is A Battlefield’ for the album, Luke commented, “The song sums up a lot of emotions inside me.” “Love itself is a minefield of emotions. It’s incredibly hard to find it, and once you have it, it’s incredibly hard to keep hold of, and when you lose it, you feel like the world is breaking apart in front of you.” “We’ve stripped the song right back to basics, so you can really hear the lyrics – and I tried to put as much feeling, emotion and empathy into the song as I could.” “The lyrics to the songs mean something different to everyone, especially in this day and age, when some people are not allowed to love each other. For me, it’s about fighting through the pressures of love and coming out of the other end with it intact. It’s an anthem for what love is about”.
If you pre-order At Last at Luke’s official store, you’ll get a signed photograph with the album.
At Last will be released on 22nd November 2019 via BMG. The album features covers of classic songs such as U2’s With Or Without You, Maria McKee’s Show Me Heaven and Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time.
On the big screen Luke will next be seen in Roland Emmerich’s historical drama, Midway, alongside Woody Harrelson and Patrick Wilson – due for its theatrical release in November ahead of the album release.
He’s also filmed Dreamland, co-starring alongside Gary Oldman, Evangeline Lilly and Armie Hammer – due for release in early 2020.