Every year, John Lewis gifts us with a tear-jerking Christmas advert and this year’s campaign, titled Unexpected Guest and featuring singer Lola Young, is no different.
From animated bears and Lily Allen to a man on the moon and Aurora, the John Lewis Christmas adverts are a staple of kicking off the festive season.
Now the lead-up to Christmas is well and truly underway, as John Lewis today released their 2021 Christmas advert, Unexpected Guest.
What is the song in the new John Lewis Christmas advert?
The song in the 2021 John Lewis Christmas ad is a cover of the popular 1984 song Together In Electric Dreams, originally by Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder.
When first released, it proved a major success in the UK, reaching number three in the charts and staying put for 13 weeks.
Who sings the song in the John Lewis advert?
The cover of Together In Electric Dreams featured in this year’s John Lewis advert is by Lola Young.
She transforms the 80’s power anthem into a stripped-back, alluring version that matches the story of the galactic friendship between boy and alien perfectly.
Who is Lola Young, the singer in the new John Lewis Christmas ad?
Lola Young is an up-and-coming musician from south London in England.
At just 20 years of age, Lola has already had an impressive career, having won a national open mic competition, and she also appeared in a TV show about young people in the music industry by the age of 13.
Lola’s talents won her a place at Croydon’s Brit school for performing arts – the same one attended by the likes of Amy Winehouse and Adele – which she graduated from at the age of 18.
The Together In Electric Dreams singer has since been gigging non-stop around London, performing songs she has written herself, and is a client of the Paradigm talent agency.
Is Lola Young famous?
While still at the start of her career, Lola is about to have a huge boost of fame thanks to her part in the John Lewis advert.
She has signed to record label Island Records, who also have deals with Ariana Grande, Drake, Nicki Minaj and U2, to name just a few.
Just last month, Lola appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden to promote her newest single, Fake, from her new EP, After Midnight.
And earlier this year, Lola supported singer Dermot Kennedy at multiple UK shows including in Glasgow and London.
Does Lola Young have other songs?
Lola released her debut single Six feet Under in 2019, as part of her album Intro.
She has since released six other singles, including four this year: FAKE, After Midnight, Blue (2am), Pill or a Lullaby and Bad Tattoo.
Her new EP, After Midnight, was released in August of this year.
Together In Electric Dreams from the 2021 John Lewis Christmas ad is her fifth single this year.
Is Lola Young going on tour?
2021 John Lewis Christmas ad musician Lola has been performing shows across the UK already this year and will soon be embarking on a UK and Ireland tour.
The singer will perform in Dublin on November 8, before dates in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.
European fans will also be able to catch her in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin.
What has Lola Young said about the new John Lewis Christmas advert?
The Together In Electric Dreams singer had to keep the news of her appearance quiet, but with the release of the 2021 John Lewis advert this morning, she has been voicing her excitement on Twitter.
She said the hit song is ‘an all-time classic’, and she ‘grew up watching [John Lewis Christmas adverts] and it never even crossed my mind I could be a part of one.’
What is the new John Lewis Christmas advert about?
The new John Lewis Christmas ad tells the story of a young boy, Nathan, who finds a spaceship crash-landed in the forest near his home.
First frightened of the ship, and the strange, ghostly-pale girl with a light in her chest who emerges from it, Nathan runs away to the safety of his home.
He returns the next day however, wearing a brightly-lit Christmas jumper to match her light, and the pair start a magical friendship – all while Nathan teaches Skye about Christmas traditions.