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Yoko Ono Previews First Track From Upcoming Album 'Warzone'
Yoko Ono is back at it with new music, and this time she's bringing it to you from inside a Warzone.
The GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter and famed wife of the late John Lennon is set to release her latest album on Oct. 19. With a slate of 13 tracks, Ono reimagines new versions of songs originally recorded between 1970 and 2009, giving them a fresh look for 2018.
The album's title track, for example, comes from Ono's 1996 album Rising, along with "Where Do We Go From Here." She's also done a new version of Lennon's "Imagine," 1985's "Children Power" from Starpeace and "Now Or Never" from 1973's Approximately Infinite Universe.
Warzone, like most of Ono's projects, rely on a minimalist soundscape that allows her activist lyrics to take center stage. According to Ono, this project reflects her thoughts on today's world, scenarios aptly captured with reimagined versions of earlier material.
+ + WE"RE LIVING IN A WARZONE + +
I have made a new album - WARZONE -
I will be previewing a track every Tuesday for 12 weeks until its release on October 19th.
Preview the album at https://t.co/cuyIKkSyE2
Preorder the CD or LP on Amazon at https://t.co/Gz1zUCx70Q
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) July 24, 2018
"The world is so messed up. Things are very difficult for everybody. It's a warzone that we are living in,” Ono said in a statement. "I like to create things in a new way. Every day things change."
Look for Warzone in full on Oct. 19, and in the meantime, enjoy a new track from the album, which will be previewed every Tuesday via Ono's website.