Johnny Depp hasn’t let his high-profile defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard slow him down as he’ll be releasing a new album in collaboration with singer-songwriter Jeff Beck.
The album, titled 18, will be the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s first project post-trial and is scheduled for a July 15 release.
The 13-track LP will also feature covers of some music icons, including Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Killing Joke and The Velvet Underground, according to Rolling Stone.
Beck shared to the outlet that one of the songs, ‘This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr’, is the reason why he asked the 58-year-old to make an album with him.
He said: “I was blown away by it.”
Depp said in a statement about the upcoming body of work: “It’s an extraordinary honour to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother.”
Beck also said the album’s name was inspired by the pair’s ‘youthful spirit’ which sparks their creativity.
He added: “We would joke about how we felt 18 again so that just became the album title too.”
Fans have taken to Twitter, expressing excitement for the actor’s debut album.
One person wrote: “NOT JOHNNY DEPP TEASING HIS NEW ALBUM OMGGG GIVE IT TO ME NOW.”
Another commented: “A month until Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp’s album drops. I’m SCREAMING with excitement!!!”
A third person said: “So funny that Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp have recorded an album together. I can’t even.”
While another fan wrote: “So who’s ready to hear the song Sad Motherf**kin Parade’ that Johnny Depp wrote, on the soon to be released album with Jeff Beck?
18 comes after the Cry-Baby actor won his defamation lawsuit following a highly-publicised six-week trial.
The jury of seven ruled in favour of Depp, awarding him USD $15 million (AUD $21,629,925 or £12,256,800) in damages.
However, Depp will be returning to court next month after being accused of punching a crew member during the filming of City of Lies in 2017, according to the Law & Crime website.
Lawyers Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew will also be representing the actor once again.
It looks like Mr Depp’s legal troubles are far from over and the sequel is about to commence.
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