Lund co-wrote the track with her ex-boyfriend, former Bon Jovi superstar Richie Sambora. And there’s a story there; the song puts out a powerful message about the man Nikki once fell head over heels in love with, but it all ended in tears.
But after a very public and painful break-up the pair went their separate ways for a few years, only to rekindle their friendship during the Coronavirus lockdowns.
She told hit radio station Chillout, “I was in denial. [The relationship] It was controlling. He [Richie] was incapable of loving anyone but himself. I was, and the opposite, I was capable of loving and taking care of everyone but myself.”
In a recent chat with Britain’s No.1 newspaper, The Sun, Lund shared some pretty revealing facts about the rocker. The couple also ran a huge fashion empire together called Nikki-Rich Clothing.
She told The Sun: “Richie and I went through a very difficult time together, and it couldn’t feel better to be close and truly be able to work together again.”
The LA native revealed: “We wrote this song years ago, and I decided it was time to release it as a remix. It was tough to have a very public break up, but this is just another way for us to move forward and remain friends.”
Lund, who first found fame as a fashion designer in Hollywood, was always one step ahead of trends. Many of her friends are A-listers, and she grew up knowing Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, and Paris Hilton, to name a few. She has designed clothes for many celebrities, including stars like Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus.
She explained: “The world needs an uplifting, feel-good song right now in these uncertain times, and You and I fits the bill for me. I put it on, turn it up loud, and dance all by myself. It lifts me.”
Much to the delight of her army of fans, the stunning Los Angeles cover-girl performs some very raunchy dance moves in the steamy video that accompanies the song. It shows the star sprawled out in a gold swimsuit, writhing around on Malibu beach.
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Check out Nikki’s new song — a Chillout favorite on her YouTube channel.
“You and I” was released via 50/50 Global EDM/ a division of Sony Music Entertainment/The Orchard with exclusive publishing creatively by Sony ATV/Orchard.