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 - The Most Of Jeff Beck - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.70, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 01-Sep-2021 14:59)on September 20, 2021 at 11:49 pm
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)
- Jeff Beck - There And Back - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 20-Aug-2021 09:42)on September 20, 2021 at 11:49 pm
JEFF BECK There And Back (1980 Dutch 8-track vinyl LP, textured picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve has some minor wear mostly on the edges, whilst the vinyl remains excellent with just light signs of play)
- Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $27.39, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 02-Aug-2021 16:36)on September 20, 2021 at 11:49 pm
JEFF BECK Blow By Blow (2003 UK limited edition Simply Vinyl 9-track LP pressed on 180g Virgin Vinyl, picture sleeve plus PVC jacket, SVLP371)
- Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow - Orange Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $27.39, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2021 16:01)on September 20, 2021 at 11:49 pm
JEFF BECK Blow By Blow (2020 UK/EU limited edition 9-track LP pressed on Orange Vinyl, Jeff's all-instrumental solo album first released in March 1975. Featuring Max Middleton, Phil Chen, Richard Bailey andan uncredited Stevie Wonder playing clavinet on 'Thelonious'. Produced by George Martin. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed. Recommended)
- Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining - UK - 7" picture disc - £10.00, $13.70, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2021 08:59)on September 20, 2021 at 11:49 pm
JEFF BECK Hi Ho Silver Lining (1981 UK limited edition 3-track 7" Picture Disc, also including Beck's Bolero and Rock My Plimsoul, clear PVC sleeve RRP3)