Yoko Ono has premiered another song from her forthcoming album, Warzone, which finds her revisiting songs from throughout her career (and covering “Imagine,” her late husband John Lennon’s classic hit) with stripped-down arrangements that emphasize each song’s message.
One such song is “Now or Never,” a poignant call-to-action that Ono originally released in 1971. The new version was premiered this week:
Here’s the original version from 47 years ago:
More insight about the album:
Yoko revisits and reimagines 13 songs from her past work, spanning 1970-2009, the lyrics and messages still pertinent—perhaps even more pertinent—in 2018. “The world is so messed up. Things are very difficult for everybody. It’s a warzone that we are living in…” says Ono. “I like to create things in a new way. Every day things change.”