Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck have shared a cover of the Velvet Underground 1967 classic, Venus in Furs. Pre-order here.
The track appears on the pair’s upcoming collaborative album, 18 which is set to arrive on July 15th and, along with some originals, contains a varied mixture of covers by iconic artists like John Lennon and Marvin Gaye to The Beach Boys and Killing Joke.
In that mix is the cover of Venus In Furs from The Velvet Underground & Nico, which is the second single shared from the album. Watch the official visualizer that arrived with the track, below.
Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp | ‘Venus In Furs’
Depp and Beck first previewed the upcoming album last week with a Depp-penned original, titled This is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr. You can check out the official music video below.
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp | ‘This is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr’
Johnny Depp has said that it's “an extraordinary honour to play and write music with Jeff”, who he describes as “one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother.”
“I haven’t had another creative partner like him for ages,” Beck says of Depp. “He was a major force on this record. I just hope people will take him seriously as a musician because it’s a hard thing for some people to accept that Johnny Depp can sing rock and roll.”
18 will be available on CD and digitally, with a 180-gram black vinyl version coming on September 30. The cover features an illustration of Beck and Depp as 18-year-olds that was drawn and designed by Beck’s wife Sandra. All formats are available for pre-save/pre-add, here.
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