Listen to a Johnny Marr-Inspired Best Coast Song
As Spin points out, Best Coast and Johnny Marr, the former guitar player for the Smiths, have teamed up for a new song for Ray Ban.
The song, titled “In Your Sleep,” is part of a project between Marr and Ray Ban called “Raw Sounds." The project includes other acts like Tom Vek, Au Revoir Simone, and Mona.
Although Marr didn’t play guitar on the songs, he did provide the inspiration for them. Marr gave bands pictures, poems, quotes, a map of lower Manhattan and a video of him playing guitar.
“I just looked around my studio and life and took the parts of my world that are of interest to me, and then rolled with it,” Marr told Spin.
For Best Coast’s song, frontwoman Bethany Cosentino was inspired by the photo, which features a man and woman looking at each other through cameras.
“I was inspired by Johnny’s photo, the man and woman looking at each other through vintage cameras, because my brain goes straight to romance,” Cosentino told Spin.
You can take a listen to the collaboration at Spin’s website.
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