Revolutionary pop culture icon Yoko Ono is set to release Yes, I'm A Witch Too, the sequel to her critically acclaimed 2007 collaboration record Yes, I'm A Witch (Astralwerks), on February 19th via Manimal Group.
Yoko's status as a pop culture icon is unquestionable, her continuing contribution to music and art over the past 50 years being under no doubt. Understandably this is due in no small part because of her role as Jonh Lennon's inspiration, she inspired him to be more creative and experimental with his song writing. Lennon famously said in an interview with David Sheff for Playboy in 1981;
"I learned everything from her. … It is a teacher-pupil relationship. That's what people don't understand. She's the teacher and I'm the pupil. I'm the famous one, the one who's supposed to know everything, but she's my teacher. She's taught me everything I f***ing know."
As well as that her solo work with the Plastic Ono Band and beyond helped form cultural touchstones for avante-garde [rock] music. In fact she helped bring all forms of avant-garde art to the mainstream, from her 'Cut Piece' performance art to her 'Grapefruit' book.
But perhaps most famously Yoko is known for her activism, from the iconic Bed-Ins with Lennon, or more recently her 'Artists Against Fracking' group. In 2011 Yoko made a documentary about the now infamous Bed-In's and put it up on youtube, you can watch at the bottom of this page.
Yes, I'm A Witch Too features collaborations and remixes pairing ONO with groundbreaking artists Death Cab For Cutie, Peter Bjorn and John, Sparks, Moby and many more.
Check out the new video for album opener 'Walking On Thin Ice' with Danny Tenaglia:
As well as 'Walking On Thin Ice' the rest of the track listing is as follows:
1. Walking On Thin Ice (ONO-Danny Tenaglia)
2. Forgive Me My Love (ONO-Death Cab For Cutie)
3. Mrs. Lennon (ONO-Peter Bjorn and John)
4. Give Me Something (ONO-Sparks)
5. She Gets Down on her Knees (ONO-Penguin Prison)
6. Dogtown (ONO-Sean Ono Lennon)
7. Wouldnit (ONO-Dave Audé)
8. Move On Fast (ONO-Jack Douglas)
9. Soul Got Out of the Box (ONO-Portugal. The Man)
10. Approximately Infinite Universe (ONO-Blow Up )
11. Yes, I'm Your Angel (ONO-Cibo Matto)
12. Warrior Woman (ONO-tUnE-yArDs)
13. Coffin Car (ONO-Automatique)
14. I Have A Woman Inside My Soul (ONO-John Palumbo)
15. Catman (ONO-Miike Snow )
16. No Bed For Beatle John (ONO-Ebony Bones)
17. Hell In Paradise (ONO-Moby)
Yes, I'm A Witch Too will be released on February 19th, 2016 via Manimal Group (Bat for Lashes, Warpaint, Chains of Love) as a double vinyl set, as well as in deluxe CD and digital formats.