Annie Lennox doesn’t really write new songs much these days, but when she does, they make a big impact.
“Requiem for a Private War,” Annie’ first new original song in eight years, has received a Golden Globe nod for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture. The movie in question, A Private War, stars Rosamund Pike as the late war correspondent Marie Colvin.
In a statement, Annie says, “I’m thrilled and delighted that “Requiem For A Private War” has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award! The song was written and recorded in honor of renowned war correspondent Marie Colvin who I had the privilege to encounter a year before she was tragically killed while courageously reporting on the mass bombing of the civilian population in the city of Holms in Syria.”
Annie continues, “In 2018, six years after Marie died, the war continues on its deadly course. Millions of innocent people have lost their lives as a result of this conflict, causing millions of refugees to flee their homeland. The film A Private War, reveals the full blown traumatizing barbarity of warfare and is a testimony to Marie and the Syrian people.”
Annie says she “wholeheartedly congratulates” Pike for earning a Golden Globe nod for portraying Colvin, before concluding, “It’s been an honor to have played a small part in this project.”
The Eurythmics front woman already has a Golden Globe on her trophy shelf: She won in the same category in 2003 for “Into the West,” her song from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
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