L'album include 13 brani, la maggior parte delle quali sono copertine, compresi i successi dei Beach Boys e Marvin Gaye. Depp include anche due brani originali, Compreso, “Questa è una canzone per la signorina Hedy Lamarr” an homage to the actress.
“It’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother,” Depp said in a statement Thursday, the actor’s 59th birthday.
Beck had unofficially teased the LP at a concert appearance last week, secondo Variety.
L'album, “18,” was apparently named after the energy both artists felt when recording and performing together.
“We would joke about how we felt 18 ancora, so that just became the album title, pure,” Beck revealed in a statement.
Beck is pushing the album on social media, posting a hand-drawn picture of two men in T-shirts with a caption promoting one of the Depp originals on the album.
“Jeff Beck & Johnny Depps New Single “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr” available now on all streaming platforms. Don’t forget to pre-order their upcoming album 18 which will be released on July 15th!”
The album cover will feature the same image, designed by Beck’s wife, Sandra. A vinyl version of the album will be released in September, secondo Variety.
The duo began playing together in 2016, with Beck later often playing alongside Depp and his group, the Hollywood Vampires. Depp and Beck began to record together in 2019.
Depp joined Beck on his European tour following the actor’s headline-breaking defamation trial against actress and ex-wife Amber Heard.
A Virginia jury found both Depp and Heard were defamed nel caso, awarding Depp over $ 10 million in damages and Heard $ 2 milioni di danni.
Depp will also be joining Beck on the next leg of his European tour prior to the album release. The tour is expected to kick off June 19, according to Rolling Stone.
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