New John Lennon Interactive Album App To Launch In November
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.23.2013
The Bermuda Tapes...
Billboard reports that a new interactive album app called John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes will launch on November 5, exclusively through the iTunes App Store. The app is directed by Michael Epstein and focuses on Lennon's 1980 trip to Bermuda and work with Yoko Ono.
All proceeds from the app will go to the WhyHunger "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign. While working with Ono and Hard Rock International, the program has helped communities grow enough food to provide over 7.2 million meals to children in 22 countries. The Hard Rock Cafe will also work with the app to sell t-shirts, scarves, bracelets, and other merchandise at restaurant, hotel, and casino locations.
The app is based on events from Lennon's last year alive in 1980. He went to Bermuda and worked with Ono on songs that appeared on the 1980 album Double Fantasy. Users will be able to travel "stormy seas" to Bermuda, visit a disco and hear demos of songs like "Woman," "Starting Over," "I'm Losing You," "(Just Like) Starting Over," "Nobody Told Me," and "Dear Yoko." The app was also worked on by digital artist Mark Thompson and produced by Andrew Banks, along with interactive media studio design I/O.
Ono said: "Writing Double Fantasy was a very exciting time creatively for both John and me. I think the album app captures the sense of discovery and the artistic dialogue that John and I shared at that time and provides a new way to help us imagine a world without hunger."