The pair have been working on music together over recent months and they’re joined on the single by long-time Beck collaborators Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Rhonda Smith on bass.
Beck and Depp premiered the song live last September at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Texas.
Beck says: “Johnny and I have been working on music together for a while now and we recorded this track during our time in the studio last year.
“We weren’t expecting to release it so soon but given all the hard days and true ‘isolation’ that people are going through in these challenging times, we decided now might be the right time to let you all hear it.
“You’ll be hearing more from Johnny and me in a little while but until then we hope you find some comfort and solidarity in our take on this Lennon classic.”
“Lennon’s poetry: ‘We’re afraid of everyone. Afraid of the sun’ seemed to Jeff and me especially profound right now, this song about isolation, fear, and existential risks to our world.
“So we wanted to give it to you, and hope it helps you make sense of the moment or just helps you pass the time as we endure isolation together.”
Like most musicians, Beck was recently forced to postpone his UK tour. Rescheduled dates are currently being worked out, with further details to be revealed in due course. All tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled concert dates.
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- Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck Group - US - vinyl LP - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2021 10:13)on May 18, 2021 at 8:34 am
JEFF BECK Jeff Beck Group (Original 1972 US 9-track Epic label vinyl LP album, housed in a picture sleeve. The sleeve has some edge and corner wear whilst the vinyl remains excellent with very little evidence of play KE31331)
- Jeff Beck - Beck-Ola - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2021 10:04)on May 18, 2021 at 8:34 am
THE JEFF BECK GROUP Beck-Ola (1985 UK issue of the 1969 7-track vinyl LP, featuring Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Nicky Hopkins & Tony Newman, picture sleeve ED2606001)
- Jeff Beck - Masters Of Rock - Dutch - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.92, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2021 10:03)on May 18, 2021 at 8:34 am
JEFF BECK GROUP featuring ROD STEWART Masters Of Rock (Early 70s Dutch 9-track LP compilation, front laminated picture sleeve. There is some discolouring on the back of the sleeve and some minor edgewear, whilst the vinyl appears barely played)
- Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow - orange label - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2021 13:13)on May 18, 2021 at 8:34 am
JEFF BECK Blow By Blow (Classic 1975 UK orange label 9-track LP produced by George Martin, including Scatterbrain & Cause We've Ended As Lovers, matt picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl reveals very little play. Essential! EPC69117)
- Jeff Beck - The Most Of Jeff Beck - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2021 08:35)on May 18, 2021 at 8:34 am
JEFF BECK GROUP The Most Of Jeff Beck (1969 UK 7-track stereo LP, a Mickie Most production featuring Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Nicky Hopkins and Tony Newman. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is Excellent with just light signs ofplay MFP5219)