Yoko Ono has a new album on the way. The artist announced the coming of a stripped-down LP called Warzone, and dropped the first single, which bears the same name, on Tuesday (July 24).
The album will include reimagined versions of Ono's past work spanning from 1970 to 2009, with lyrics and messages she finds to be ever relevant -- perhaps even more pertinent -- in 2018. The music builds on her unique legacy as an activist and artist, using a minimalist sound landscape so that the lyrical content can clearly shine through. "The world is so messed up. Things are very difficult for everybody. It's a warzone that we are living in..." the 85-year-old Ono said in a statement. The first single includes distorted sounds of machine guns firing and animals crying out.