“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,” Jeff Beck explains. “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.”
The promo incorporates coverage from the pair’s performance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival last September. “Jeff Beck and I recorded this song Isolation last year, as our take on a beautiful John Lennon tune,” Depp adds.
“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.”