Steve Lukather of Toto has just released a new track titled 'Run to Me' featuring Ringo Starr on drums.
Lukather co-wrote the song with his bandmates in Toto, David Paich and Joseph Williams, who also played the keyboards and sings on the bridge of the song. John Pierce (from Huey Lewis & the News) is featured on bass.
Listen to the song below.
Taken from his upcoming new solo album, Lukather says he wanted to release this song now because "it fits the moment".
"[It is] a time where we all need a happy song for an unhappy time," Lukather said. "When I got together with Joseph Williams and David Paich to collaborate on the songwriting, there was pure collective inspiration among the three of us to articulate this message of hope directed toward our daughters. Musically, the song is absolutely influenced by my growing up in the '60s, inspired by some of my favourite elements of the repertoire that defined that indelible era."
Lukather was part of Starr's All-Starr Band since 2012 and said it was an honour to have his contribution captured on this song.
"Over the course of the last decade, we've become dear friends traveling the world with one another, and much like Paich and Williams, I am certainly blessed to have these talented, amazing human beings in my life as both band mates and friends," Lukather said. "As we all look toward the unknown of this crazy world we are living in, my hope is this tune brings a little peace, love and pleasant distraction to these uncertain times."