Johnny Depp Releases New Single ‘The Death and Resurrection Show’
The renowned actor and musician Johnny Depp has collaborated with the English guitarist Jeff Beck to release a cover of “The Death and Resurrection Show,” a song originally performed by the English rock band Killing Joke. The track was first made available to the public in its unaltered form on the self-titled album that Killing Joke released in 2003.
Previous to this, Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck made the announcement that they would be working together on a full-length collaborative album to be titled 18, and it is anticipated that it will be released on July 15. There is a good chance that this brand-new single will be included on the record that will be released soon. Additionally, the duo’s previous covers, such as their rendition of “Venus in Furs” by Velvet Underground, will be included on the project as well.
When asked about where they got their ideas for the new album, Jeff Beck was quoted by NME as saying, “When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity.” This was in reference to how they came up with the idea to make the album. “We would joke about how we felt 18 again, so that just became the album title too.”
The rendition of the classic track that Beck and Depp have created is stylistically very different from the version that was released in 2003. The more straightforward rock style of the original is contrasted by the duo’s version, which features electronic elements and a variety of sound effects, creating an atmosphere that is quite distinct from the original. It is also important to note that Beck and Depp’s interpretation has a faster tempo than the original, which results in a significant change in the track’s overall energy. Below is a cover of “The Death and Resurrection Show” that was performed by Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp and can be found on YouTube.
The new cover was unveiled not too long after the conclusion of the legal battle that Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard had been waging against each other. The track “This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr,” which was co-written by Beck and Johnny Depp and released in June, is one of the few songs on the upcoming album to have been written by Johnny Depp himself.