Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck are about to release a new album, 18, and they just dropped a new music video and single. The song is dedicated to Hedy Lamarr.
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On Thursday, Depp posted a photo of the late and great actress, along with the caption “Soon… X”
The same day, Depp and Beck released a music video featuring their new single, “This is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr.”
The music video was released just 8 days after Depp’s defamation verdict against ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. Both Depp and Heard were found guilty of defaming each other. Specifically, the jury awarded Depp $10 M plus $5M in punitive damages while Heard was also awarded $2M. The verdict is nevertheless perceived as Depp winning the case.
Depp was spotted onstage with Jeff Beck in the UK in the midst of the jury deliberations. Fans went wild and Depp was noticeably having fun after the 6-week battle in court.
It turns out that the Rock and Roll duo were simultaneously preparing to come out with their new album.
Beck also announced the album on Instagram, posting that the single is currently available on all the streaming platforms and that the album will drop July 15.
Lamarr wasn’t just an actress, but additionally an inventor.
She’s attributed with being the inventor of signal hopping. Signal hopping would eventually be the foundation for Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and cell phones—all the things humans rely on for communications today. However, Lamarr never made any money from her inventions but she undeniably helped the world in profound ways.
Lamarr died in 2000 at the age of 85.
The single dedicated to Hedy Lamarr lavishes praise on her in a solemn Rock style reminiscent of a slower Phish or Pink Floyd elegy. Depp sings the lead vocals while Beck plays lead guitar.
The opening lyrics go:
“This is a song for Miss Hedy Lamarr
Released by the same world that made her a star
Spun out of beauty, trapped by its web
She’s a perfect cocoon
Entwined in gold thread
Her beauty is spectacle
Her thoughts too pure
The light of her being
Her exotic allure
Was torn at the seams
For daring to dream
It’s so hard to speak
When you’re frozen in screen…”
Check the video out below.