Famous singers Bob Dylan and Kesha have teamed up with a group of other artists to honour Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community by remaking some evergreen love songs with gender flips.
‘Universal Love’, the six-song album was released worldwide on Thursday and includes the likes of Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party and Valerie June.
Bob Dylan remodelled ‘She’s Funny That Way’ into ‘He’s Funny That Way’, with lines ‘I got a man crazy for me.’
Meanwhile, Kesha with a large fanbase has been a supporter of equal rights for the LGBTQ community for a long time. She closes the album with a remake of Janis Joplin’s ‘I Need a Man to Love Me’ to ‘I Need a Woman to Love Me.’
Whereas Gibbard re-created ‘And I Love Her’ – The Beatles’ 1960’s hit to ‘I Love Him’
“We believe projects like this will help all of us reach a point where seeing the world through the lens of people who happen to be different from us becomes natural and commonplace,” said Phyllis James, corporate social responsibility officer of MGM.
Whereas Grammy-winner St. Vincent spinned off The Crystal’s ‘Then He Kissed Me’ to ‘Then She Kissed Me’.
‘Universal Love’ is streaming on platforms like Apple Music and Spotify, distributed through Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings and is produced by MGB Resorts.