Johnny Depp has launched a brand new self-penned track completed with Jeff Beck, This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr, taken from the pair’s drawing close collaborative album, entitled 18.
A trudging rock ballad sung via way of means of Depp interspersed with guitar soloing from Beck, it hymns the Nineteen Forties movie star (and revolutionary electric engineer) Hedy Lamarr, aleven though this lament approximately reputation will unavoidably be examine as a response to the high-profile, often unpleasant defamation case he lately added towards his ex-spouse Amber Heard.
“I don’t trust, I can’t trust, I won’t trust human beings any more,” Depp sings withinside the chorus, with some other lyric complaining: “It’s so difficult to speak while no person will hear, and all people stares as you quiver in fear.”
The starting verse, ostensibly approximately Lamarr, is a portrait of the problems of movie stardom: “Erased via way of means of the identical global who made her a star,” it begins, Depp adding: “The mild of her being, her distinctive allure / changed into torn on the seams for bold to dream / it’s so difficult to talk while you’re frozen in scream … Feels like a dream, however it’s lifestyles and it’s death.”
He sings at the climatic verse: “Stripped of belief, a thief is a thief / who’s going to get up to present you relief / of all dispossessed, it’s so difficult to digest / you’ve no proper to take a seat down down if you’re nobody’s guest.”
The track is the second one tune Depp and Beck have launched. The first changed into a cowl of John Lennon’s Isolation, launched withinside the early weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic for its lyrical resonances with the lockdowns going on across the global.
The relaxation of the album’s tracklist has been introduced, with lots of different cowl versions, consisting of Caroline No and Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) via way of means of the Beach Boys, plus Time via way of means of their overdue drummer Dennis Wilson; Venus in Furs via way of means of the Velvet Underground; tracks via way of means of artists as various as Janis Ian, Killing Joke and the Everly Brothers; and, in what is going to be visible as a instead hubristic choice, Marvin Gaye’s lament for social injustice, What’s Going On.
There is likewise some other track written via way of means of johnny Depp, entitled Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade.
Beck heralded Depp in an accompanying statement, saying: “I haven’t had some other innovative companion like him for ages.
He changed into a prime pressure in this record. I simply wish humans will take him critically as a musician due to the fact it’s a difficult component for a few humans to simply accept that Johnny Depp can sing rock’n’roll.”
Depp has been traveling with Beck throughout the United Kingdom in latest weeks, wherein he heard the end result of his trial towards Heard.
A jury observed in favour of Depp, determining that he were defamed via way of means of a Washington Post article that Heard wrote, describing herself as “a public parent representing home abuse” with out naming Depp.
Heard stated the jury decision “units returned the concept that violence towards girls is to be taken critically”. She has now no longer but introduced whether or not she can be able to enchantment towards the verdict.