When singer Annie Lennox came to fame in the early 1980s as the vocalist for the beloved British duo The Eurythmics, many considered her a gender-bender due to her excitingly androgynous appearance. It’s little surprise that she is thrilled to see the great strides made toward LGBT equality and transgender visibility. In a recent interview with HuffPo to promote her latest album Nostalgia, Lennox expressed her happiness, saying:
[Feminism] is coming to a place where is needs to be inclusive. I think the LGBTQ community are a part of that movement and we’re all sort of connected in a particular level and it’s very exciting… I am so happy to see now that transgender women and men are able to come out of the shadows finally and say, ‘Look we’re here. Why do we need to pretend we don’t exist?'”
Lennox is also noted for reciprocating the love of her devoted fan base. To show her gratitude for their many years of support, the entertainer is offering an autographed vinyl copy of Nostalgia to one lucky Queerty reader. For your chance to win, listen to the album on iTunes and tell us which song is your favorite before October. 24. We’ll select a winner and you’ll be notified by email. Watch the trailer for the record below.
Nostalgia (available now), the seventh solo album from legendary singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, features fresh takes on iconic American compositions including “I Put A Spell On You” and “God Bless The Child.”
Listened to the album. Summertime is off the hook.
I have been listening to this album since yesterday. It’s spectacular. Her renditions of “Summertime” and “I put a spell on you” are fantastic! And “I can dream, can’t I?” is really growing on me.
Annie can do no wrong. But I must say Georgia on My Mind, a song I don’t normally care for, makes me reconsider my position.
Sorry, my comment should have read: “Annie’s rendition of Georgia on my mind makes me reconsider my position on that song, one I don’t normally care for.”
I would never reconsider my position that Annie can do no wrong. That is immutable.
Just got her album today. LOVE IT!
Summertime. Been listening to this album non-stop!
Of course it has to be “The Nearness of You!” How can not listen to all
the music and hold this one so tight! We love Annie, but each everyone
of us holds the nearness of her. That is her appeal and allure!
She stands out!
If there was a second song. It would have to be “I Put A Spell On you.”
I saw Scream’n Jay Hawkins live and her version gives me goosebumps!
Strange fruit. Seems oddly right that a strange fruit like me should always be moved by this song. Billy’s original had me weeping: Annie’s take has me rising to stand alongside all who the haters would hang. Let love bring forth a different fruit.
I love Strange Fruit. The soul, pain, & passion Miss Lennox conveys is spot on to the original artists’ conviction of the song.
I Put A Spell On You.
Her version of “I Put A Spell On You” is sublime. I’m huge admirer of Ms. Lennox. Having her autograph would be a dream. Thanks for doing this contest.
Georgia on my Mind is beautiful! I just Absolutely love Annie!
Summertime is my fave. Now, send me her autographed CD! lol
Considering that I feel like listening to Annie is akin to a religious experience, I think “God Bless the Child”, where she is backed by a gospel choir, is my favorite showcase of Ms. Lennox’s divine voice on this record.
I haven’t heard “Nostalgia” yet, but I guess I’m in the minority for thinking that the Eurythmics songs FAR outshine her solo work. I keep waiting for the day they announce a full, large scale reunion tour, but I’m sure it’s just wishful thinking. Or being Nostalgia-ic!
I have always loved Annie Lennox and can’t wait to hear this album.
‘You Belong To Me’ is my favourite. The bitter sweet story of the partner of a travelling soldier, reminding her loved one where his heart belongs resonates with my current situation trying to make a long distance relationship work. Annie has a talent for making a song relatable, whether that be her own or a standard.
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