Foo Fighters, Bjork, & John Legend Contribute To Planned Parenthood Box Set
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:28:15
The issue over government funding for Planned Parenthood has been heating up in Washington D.C. In response, artists and entertainers the world over have been turning up the gas. Foo Fighters, Björk, John Legend, and many more are contributing to 7-inches for Planned Parenthood, a curated series of 7-inch vinyl records and digital downloads to benefit Planned Parenthood.
7-inches for Planned Parenthood will be released in batches digitally in the coming weeks, and will be made available for pre-order in its entirety as a vinyl box set. Each single will include a unique piece of artwork accompanying two sides of unique music, comedy or spoken word.
The creative collective behind 7-inches for Planned Parenthood states:
"Lawmakers with extreme views are working hard to shut down Planned Parenthood. If they succeed, millions of Americans will lose access to basic health services, including STD testing and treatment, birth control, and life-saving cancer screenings.
"7-inches for Planned Parenthood is a response to this threat. This curated series of 7-inch vinyl records is being made by a group of people who believe that access to health care is a public good that should be fiercely protected. Do we know there's a joke in the name? We do. We hope the title evokes the rich history of 7-inch vinyl records as a medium for protest music and resistance.
"Planned Parenthood will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this 7-inch box set and streaming listens. We see this initiative as the start of something bigger, and hope it will inspire both contributors and listeners to continue to seek out ways to stand with Planned Parenthood and other institutions that are so vital to us all."
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement, "We're incredibly grateful to have the support of so many artists and entertainers, many of them who have themselves relied on us for health care,. Planned Parenthood has been around for 100 years, and one in five women in America have turned to us for care. Planned Parenthood has stood defiantly in the face of opposition for a century, and we're not backing down now."
Meanwhile, John Legend, St. Vincent, and Zach Galifianakis have released a new video, in which Legend and St. Vincent try to cover Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You" while Galifianakis "gives notes." Watch it below, and check out all the contributors to 7-inches for Planned Parenthood while you're at it.
Contributors to 7-inches for Planned Parenthood include:
CHVRCHES (with film clip directed by Kristen Stewart)
Dr. Willie Parker
Mary J Blige
Sharon Van Etten
Hisham Akira Bharoocha
—The ARTISTdirect Staff