Johnny Depp confirms new album with Jeff Beck with first single written by Pirates star | Music | Entertainment

The pair have just completed a headline-grabbing UK tour and now have more good news for fans, revealing they have secretly been working on new material together for the past three years. Beck posted the video for Depp’s new composition, This is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr, on his YouTube channel this afternoon, after the new album was announced. Beck said of the new track: “I was blown away by it. That song is one of the reasons I asked him to make an album with me.” Scroll down to watch the new video below. 

The Hollywood actor had joined his friend on stage at every concert on his UK tour, which finished two nights ago.

During the June 2 show in Gateshead, Beck told the crowd: “I met this guy five years ago and we’ve never stopped laughing since. We actually made an album. I don’t know how it happened. It will be out in July.”

And now the musician has shared more details and explanations of the album title, as well as a first listen to a new track.

Adele previously famously chose 19 and then 21, 25 and 30 as album titles. However, Depp and Beck aren’t obviously using the number to indicate their age at the time of writing their new material.

Depp’s love of vintage Hollywood is well known and the the title of his song is a tribute to Austrian/American film star Hedy Lamarr.

Not only was she one of the great screen icons of the 1940s and 1950s, she is also listed as an inventor.

Her World War II work on radio-guidance systems for Allied torpedoes can still be seen in modern GPS and Bluetooth technology today. 

Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck’s new album 18 will be released on July 15.

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