Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton has released a new single in collaboration with fellow guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck. An emotional new song titled "Moon River" showcases Beck's masterful guitar work and Clapton's soulful vocals.
Released on May 12th, the single has already been well received by fans of both guitarists. "Moon River" is a reinterpretation of the classic song composed by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer for the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Clapton and Beck's collaboration on Moon River is the first for the two guitarists, who have been longtime friends and admirers of each other's work. "Jeff Beck is one of the most talented guitarists of our time and it was an honor to work with him on this project," Clapton said in a statement about the collaboration.
Check out the track "Moon River" below:
Beck's guitar playing on "Moon River" is truly spectacular, revealing his signature style of complex and soulful playing. Clapton's vocals are equally strong, adding depth and emotion to the song's moving lyrics.
The release of 'Moon River' came as a welcome surprise to fans of Clapton and Beck, who have remained relatively silent musically in recent years. The single is a preview of what fans can expect from Clapton's next album, due out later this year.
In addition to releasing "Moon River," Clapton has also announced a series of tour dates later this year. The tour, set to begin in September, will see Clapton perform in multiple cities across the United States.
Overall, "Moon River" is a stunning collaboration between two guitar legends, showcasing their undeniable talent and musical chemistry. Fans of Clapton and Beck will undoubtedly be overjoyed by this emotional and beautiful new single.