Patti Smith to release album with songs written for Johnny Depp, Amy Winehouse
According to a statement from the singer/songwriter, "There is an exploratory spirit in the songs that make up Banga, including a melodic overture imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497 ('Amerigo'), a rock song for the people of Japan in the wake of last years earthquake ('Fuji-san'), a classic ballad in memory of Amy Winehouse ('This Is the Girl'), an improvised meditation on art and nature ('Constantine's Dream') as well as a birthday song written for her friend Johnny Depp ('Nine')."
This is Smith's 11th studio album. Her last one was 2004's "trampin." You can preview "April Fool" on iTunes now. A birthday song for Johnny Depp? Intriguing. Let us know what you think of the single.