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Bob Dylan and Kesha contribute to EP celebrating marriage equality

By | Published on Friday 6 April 2018

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, St Vincent, Kesha and Kele Okereke are among the artists who have contributed to a new EP, ‘Universal Love’, celebrating marriage equality. Funded by MGM Resorts International and released by Sony Music, the EP updates a number of popular songs with a view to making them available to same-sex couples for their weddings.

Speaking to the New York Times, ‘Universal Love’ co-producer Tom Murphy says: “If you look at the history of pop music, love songs have predominantly come from one heterosexual perspective. If we view music as something that brings people together, shouldn’t these popular songs be open to everyone?”

For his contribution, Bob Dylan offers a recording of 1929 song ‘She’s Funny That Way’, renamed ‘He’s Funny That Way’. St Vincent, meanwhile, covers The Crystal’s ‘And Then He Kissed Me’ as ‘And Then She Kissed Me’, and Kesha performs Janis Joplin’s ‘I Need A Man To Love’ as ‘I Need A Woman To Love’.

Listen to the EP on Spotify here: