Lee Ryan spoke with cd:uk in a Q&A, and talked about his 12 minute song about Jesus, even though he’s not religious.
“No, I’m spiritual. I hate religion,” the former Blue star said. “I think it’s the cause so many wars. I respect people’s religion but it’s not something that I’m into. I’m very spiritual and I believe Jesus was very spiritual – and that’s why I wrote this song. It’s got a hidden message in it and it took me three years to write! I’m still writing it. It’s got a 20-piece orchestra and a big gospel choir. I composed this piece of music on the piano which was taken from Mozart and changed it. If you heard it, you’d be like, ‘Oh, I know what you’re doing.’ The first half is called ‘Time Flies’ and the second half is called ‘I Am The Son Of God’. It’s basically saying that we are all the son of God, if you read into it. It doesn’t preach, it’s more like telling the story of who Jesus was. This is just a side project. I might even sell if on the internet and give the proceeds to charity. Specifically, I want it to go on an anti-war album. I want to get as much publicity for anti-war and I think the best way to do that is to donate the proceeds to an anti-war charity. I’ve worked with the War Child album.”