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JOE WONG MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, COMPOSER & PODCAST HOST (‘THE TRAP SET’)
SHARES COVER OF JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO’S
“EVERY MAN HAS A WOMAN WHO LOVES HIM” FT. MARY TIMONY
ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF LENNON’S FINAL ALBUM ‘DOUBLE FANTASY’
‘NITE CREATURES’ – DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW VIA DECCA RECORDS
Co-Produced by Timony and ft. Mary Lattimore, Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips), Anna Waronker (that dog.), Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think) & More
VINYL AVAILABLE IN STORES NEXT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH
Multi-instrumentalist JOE WONG is known for his popular podcast, The Trap Set–which is nearing its 300th episode and has featured a broad array of guests from Sheila E and Phil Collins to Fred Armisen and Sharon Van Etten; and his work as an accomplished film & TV composer for Netflix’s Russian Doll, Master of None, Ugly Delicious, The Midnight Gospel, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Comedy Central’s Awkwafina is Nora from Queens and more. Wong recently released his celebrated debut album Nite Creatures via Decca Records and, today, shares a cover of one of his favorite John Lennon & Yoko Ono songs to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of John’s final album Double Fantasy.
Hear “EVERY MAN HAS A WOMAN WHO LOVES HIM,” featuring Mary Timony (Ex Hex, Wild Flag, Helium) and mixed by Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann, here: https://lnk.to/zlvrIX.
“The song has always felt haunting and profound to me, and is an under-appreciated song in the Ono/Lennon oeuvre,” notes Joe. “Although the song was recorded during the week of Lennon’s 80th birthday [last month], the track continues to inhabit my dreams, and that’s a good thing.” He adds, “Not enough people talk about what an incredible singer Yoko is, and interpreting her song was a formidable challenge. It was a thrill to explore Andy Newmark’s subtly polyrhythmic drum part and Tony Levin’s bass genius, from the time when it was restricted to a mere four strings.”
LISTEN TO JOE WONG FT. MARY TIMONY’SCOVER OF “EVERY MAN HAS A WOMAN WHO LOVES HIM”
The Los Angeles-based, Milwaukee-raised Wong released his widely-praised debut album Nite Creatures via Decca Records earlier this fall and recently shared the Fred Armisen-directed video for the album’s title track (WATCH HERE). The album’s lead single “Dreams Wash Away” was featured in the final episode of Netflix’s acclaimed animated series The Midnight Gospel, a show that Wong also composed the music for. The Titmouse-produced video for the song features re-contextualized elements from the show and can be seen HERE.
Nite Creatures is a collection of 10 baroque, ruminative, gently psychedelic songs that – in the cinematic detail of one of Wong’s film scores – explores the intersection of melancholy and joyful surrender. The album was co-produced by Timony and recorded at the secluded Gatos Trail Recording Studio in Joshua Tree, CA, It features a core ensemble: Wong on vocals, drums, bass, guitar and keyboards; Timony on lead guitar and backing vocals; and harpist Mary Lattimore. The album was mixed by famed, depth-scouring producer Dave Fridmann and features guests Jon Natchez (War on Drugs), Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think), Anna Waronker (that dog.), Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips) and more. In addition, Wong tracked a 16-member string section, featuring members of the LA Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra, at Hollywood’s Jim Henson Studios, in the famed Studio A.