Legend and St. Vincent cover Minnie Riperton’s song “Lovin’ You” to get
clicks for Planned Parenthood, with a little help from Zach
This is so funny, esp with the truthsettos…. didn’t expect it at all!
I was watching this while waiting for the new Chvrches “Down Side of Me” video (directed by Kristen Stewart) to drop today Apr 28 2017.
Message from Planned Parenthood:
“Lawmakers with extreme views are
working hard to shut down Planned Parenthood. If they succeed, millions
of Americans will lose access to basic health services, including STD
testing and treatment, birth control, and life-saving cancer screenings.
for Planned Parenthood is a response to this threat. This curated
series of 7-inch vinyl records is being made by a group of people who
believe that access to health care is a public good that should be
fiercely protected. Do we know there’s a joke in the name? We do. We
hope the title evokes the rich history of 7-inch vinyl records as a
medium for protest music and resistance.”
Kristen Stewart Directs New Music Video for Chvrches — Watch
Chvrches has created a new version of their song “Down Side of Me” in support of Planned Parenthood. The Scottish band has just teased the upcoming video for the song, which was directed by Kristen Stewart. The actress broke the news about this collaboration during an interview with The New York Times last month.
“I had been asking them to let me do something for them for a while,” Stewart told the Times of the pop trio. “They’re so good. I ended up with a pretty simple but definitive narrative arc that highlights the cause in a sweet but quiet and confronting way.”
The remake of the song, which hails from the trio’s 2015 album “Every Open Eye,” will be part of the “7-Inches For Planned Parenthood,” a curated series of 7-inch vinyl records, which includes contributions from various musicians, visual artists, comedians, and authors. The collection includes a cover of Minnie Riperton’s 1975 hit “Lovin’ You” by John Legend, St. Vincent, and Zach Galifianakis. Other artists who have collaborated include Björk, Mary J. Blige, Foo Fighters and many more.
This mark the third editorial effort by Stewart, who had previously helmed the 2014 video short “Sage + The Saints: Take Me to the South,” and this year’s short “Come Swim.” The full video for the new version of “Down Side of Me” will be released on April 28. In the meantime, check out the teaser below.