Jeff Beck along with Johnny Depp recently released their own version of “Isolation,” the hit track from John Lennon’s 1970 Plastic Ono Band LP.
A press release described the pair “musical soulmates” and notes that Depp joined Beck along with his longtime band members Rhonda Smith (bass) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer) last year as a part of a music project they’ve been working on. The group decided to release the song as it is timely connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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. “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.”
“Jeff Beck and I recorded this song ‘Isolation’ last year, as our take on a beautiful John Lennon tune,” added Depp who also has worked with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry on their side project Hollywood Vampires. “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.”
Keep going for the official lyric video below: