Today, Arts Music released the track “Under The Supermoon” from the upcoming benefit album Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1, a collaborative project of songwriters Jonathan Wilson, Jenny Lewis, Jackson Browne, Paul Beaubrun, Habib Koité, Raúl Rodríguez and Jonathan Russell, along with members of the Haitian roots band Lakou Mizik.
“Under The Supermoon” was written by Jenny Lewis, and features Habib Koite. Let The Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1 will be released on January 31, 2020. Preorder the album here.
Hailing from four different countries, interweaving North American Indie Rock with beats and percussion of Haitian Vodou, Spanish and Malian guitar, Tres Flamenco, with songs in English, Creole, Khassonké, Manding and Spanish, Let The Rhythm Lead celebrates the work of Artists for Peace and Justice in Haiti, and was recorded at their Artists Institute on the island’s southern coast, in the town of Jacmel.
Watch the video for “Under The Supermoon” featuring Jenny Lewis and Habib Koite directed by David Belle and Amiral Gasper of Haiti’s Artists Institute via YouTube HERE
Stream “Under The Supermoon” HERE
As Lewis explains, “Under The Supermoon” is “a love song written in Jacmel floating in the Caribbean sea under the supermoon of November 2016 just days after the US presidential election… a travelogue of sorts processed in real time…”
Let The Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1 Track listing:
Lapé, Lanmou (Peace and Love), written by Jonathan Wilson and Jenny Lewis
Love is Love, written by Jackson Browne and David Belle
Surrender, written by Paul Beaubrun and Jackson Browne
Under the Supermoon, written by Jenny Lewis
Let the Rhythm Lead, written by Raúl Rodríguez
Goddess at the Wheel, written by Jonathan Wilson
Koulandian, adapted by Habib Koité
Saving Grace, written by Jonathan Russell and Kathryn Everett
El Viajero, written by Raúl Rodríguez
Simbi Dlo, adapted by Paul Beaubrun
I Found Out, written by Jonathan Russell