Legendary Yoko Ono
will release a new album, "Take Me to the Land of Hell
," on September 17th on Chimera Music, Rolling Stone
reports. The previous Yoko's full-length release, "Between My Head and the Sky
," was dropped four years ago.
The album was recorded in New York, where she produced the LP with her son Sean Lennon
and Yuka Honda
. The album features contributions from Roots
guitarist Nels Cline
and Andrew Wyatt
, and remixes by Keigo "Cornelius" Oyamada
and Beastie Boys
' Mike D
80-years-old Ono is also busy curating the Meltdown Festival
in London. This year's event included performances by Savages
, Kim Gordon
, Siouxsie Sioux
, Marianne Faithfull
, Thurston Moore
, Iggy and the Stooges
and Patti Smith
. She is also the subject of art retrospectives opening at Kunsthalle Krems in Austria in October and at MOCA in Sydney, Australia, in November, and her current "Half-a-Wind"
retrospective is on view at the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has also been waging a campaign in New York against hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking,"
a controversial process used to extricate natural gas trapped deep underground.
"The energy I have right now, and the desire to continue to make as much great work as I can, is really moving me forward all the time,"
Ono said. "This album is the culmination of a lot of ideas I've been having over the last few years and I feel proud to release it at such an exciting time of my life."