Sean Lennon shared “Bird Song”, a track that he co-wrote with Carrie Fisher before she died. Lennon recruited Willow Smith to share vocal duties for the duet.
According to his note posted to Soundcloud, Lennon felt obliged to record the song upon hearing of the actress’ death. “We only had a few hours to record it,” he said, “but the lyrics she wrote with me I think are marvelous.”
Carrie and I used to stay up til dawn chatting and pontificating about life. They were my best moments. Anyway… we wrote a song about staying up too late and hearing the birds sing. Willow Smith is a prodigal angel and was generous enough to lend her golden voice to this little tune.
Devasted by Fisher’s and her mother Debbie Reynolds’s deaths, Lennon wrote a tribute letter describing his feelings as “completely drained of all blood…I feel utterly deflated.”
“You meant more to me than just friend or family; I feel that you were part of me … [R]egarding the trials and tribulations of being a son or daughter of celebrities, no one helped or inspired me more than Carrie Fisher,” he wrote.