By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
More than thirty years ago, John Lennon famously traveled to Bermuda, where he began work on what would become his last album ever: Double Fantasy. Now, fans will be able to trace the late singer’s musical and physical journey through their smart phones.
Billboard reports that the album app, entitled “John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes,” will be available this fall, and will outline the events that took place in the year leading up to Lennon’s tragic death in 1980.
Users will be able to follow Lennon and Yoko Ono’s progress as they worked long-distance to collaborate on early versions of songs such as “Woman,” “(Just Like) Starting Over,” “I’m Losing You,” “Nobody Told Me” and “Dear Yoko.” Additionally, fans can have fun attending a Bermuda disco via the app, as well as cruising the high seas as they emulate Lennon’s route to the islands.
All proceeds from “The Bermuda Tapes” app will go towards WhyHunger’s “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign; an initiative which is run as a partnership between Yoko Ono and Hard Rock International.
“Writing Double Fantasy was a very exciting time creatively for both John and me," stated Ono (via Billboard). “I think the album app captures the sense of discovery and the artistic dialogue that John and I shared at that time and provides a new way to help us imagine a world without hunger.”
“John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes,” which was directed by Michael Epstein, co-directed by Mark Thompson and produced by Andrew Banks, will be available in the iTunes App Store on November 5.
For more on the app, head to Billboard.com, and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below!