Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp Share John Lennon Cover

By Nate Todd Apr 16, 2020 10:01 am PDT

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp teamed up on a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation.” The track is part of the legendary guitarist and actor’s new project together, which they revealed they’ve been working on for years now.

“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,” Beck said in a statement. “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,” explained Beck. “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.”

“Jeff Beck and I recorded this song Isolation last year, as our take on a beautiful John Lennon tune,” Depp added. “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.”

The track sees Beck on guitar with Depp adding vocals and also features longtime Beck collaborators bassist Rhonda Smith and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. The group performed the 1970 Plastic Ono Band cut at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Texas last September. Check out the studio version, which arrived with a lyric video, below:

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