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Death taxi for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard has created a new album dedicated to the artist, musician and active creator Yoko Ono.

“Ocean Child: Yoko Ono Songs” will be released on February 18 and includes 14 new versions of Ono tracks performed by a number of artists. David Birn and I have “Who saw the Wind?” who will cover the cover of the film. Listen to the track below.

Elsewhere in the album, there are covers Deer hoof and Fiery lips, both of whom have previously collaborated with Ono, as well as contributors Sharon Van Etten, Japanese breakfast, Jay Som and others.

Speaking about the new album, Gibbard said: “Yoko creates art that teaches us all that there can be peace. [‘Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono’] born of both love and despair.

The “love” part is very clear; This is a deep well of inspiration and pleasure that Yoko Ono music has given me, and I have to guess everyone involved in this compilation. On the other hand, the “sAcesparksess” part goes back decades. “

He continued: “As a lawyer, the biggest obstacle to a solution has always been the public’s ignorance of the breadth of Yoko’s case. Put it in context; This is an artist who often managed the gamut from avant-garde to chewing gum on a single album.

“Some of his best songs have been performed and collected here by a generation of musicians who have been instrumental in his work. Hopefully, the new song by Yoko Ono fans will fall in love with her songwriting thanks to a small part of this album we created.

The album will also be accompanied by a podcast organized by Gibbard and music journalist Jenny Eliscu, which will feature in-depth discussions about Ono’s music and heritage. Yoko Ono songs will premiere through all podcast providers – listen to the official trailer below.

“Ocean Boy: Yoko Ono Songs” will be released on February 18 via Canvasback Music / Atlantic Records and part of all proceeds will be donated. Why hunger. Ono has been supporting the nonprofit organization and their efforts to fight hunger and poverty for decades. Pre-order the album here.

“Ocean Boy: Yoko Ono Songs” track list:

Sharon Van Etten – “Toy Boat”
2. David Birn and Yo La Tengo – “Who Saw the Wind”
3. Sudan Archive – Dogtown
4. Death Cab For Cutie – “Waiting for the sunrise”
5. Tao – “Yellow girl (for life)”
6. American Girls – “Born in Prison”
7. Jay Som – “Growing Pain”
8. Stephen Merritt (magnetic fields) – “Listen, it’s snowing”
9. Deerhoof – “No, No, No”
10. We Are King – ‘Don’t Be Afraid’
11. Fiery Lips – “Mrs. Lennon”
12. Japanese Breakfast – “No One Sees Me Like You”
13. Yo La Tengo – “There is no good between us”
14. Amber Kofman – “Run Run Run”

Yoko Ono’s other news item included her 1971 track “Listen, The Snow Is Falling.” last month was first introduced on all streaming platforms. The track was originally released as the B side Jon Lennons symbolic “Happy Christmas (the war is over)” and depicts Lennon on guitar.

In November, Ono shared an article namedBeatles Fans think Withdrawal Yoko Ono dispels the idea that he broke up the group.

Peter Jackson’s Beatles The documentary shows that Ononi, in addition to The Beatles, was busy with the writing sessions of Let It Be and her own missions.



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