Universal Love is an album of classic wedding songs reimagined to be more LGBTQ -inclusive. In it, there’s LEGENDARY LEGEND Bob Dylan covering the 1920’s standard “She’s Funny That Way” (previously recorded by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby). Dylan’s version, though, is titled, “He’s Funny That Way.” – GET IT? It’s gay now! Perfect for the first dance at your wedding!
Kesha is on board for the album, as well, performing “I Need a Woman to Love” a re-interpretation of Big Brother And The Holding Company’s 1968 classic “I Need A Man To Love” (also made famous by Janis Joplin)…. St Vincent performs the Crystals’ “Then He Kissed Me”except in HER version its now “And Then She Kissed Me” …. Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard offers “And I Love Him,” a new twist on the Beatles’ “And I Love Her”… Also singing songs are Benjamin Gibbard, Valerie June, and Kele Okereke. Fabulous, huh?
“If you look at the history of pop music, love songs have predominantly come from one heterosexual perspective,” co-producer Tom Murphy said. “If we view music as something that brings people together, shouldn’t these popular songs be open to everyone?”
Universal Love is now available on iTunes and Spotify.
Check out some of the songs below.
(Photos of Bob Dylan and Kesha by MediaPunch and Pacific Coast News)