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Let It Be (Beatles)

by Joan As Police Woman

Let It Be 01:54


"Rolling Stone Magazine Germany asked me to record a Beatles song for their covermount CD of May 2020. They had a list of songs to choose from and I intuitively chose the one I felt was most iconic, Let It Be. It would be the most challenging to find a way into and therefore the most fun. 

To start, I looked for the heat in the lyrics; meaning what pulled me and made me want to know more. “Trouble” and “darkness” peaked my interest and so began the re-interpretation with those words, singing them a cappella in harmony. I added hand claps, a sparse drum loop and simple bass line on the Moog Rogue which I changed later to fit around the vocal.

Next I focused on finding a new melody for the verse by looping that section and recording my improvisation. This is how I often create melodies; I try to erase my mind and sing to make my heart feel good, rather than anything having to do with “thinking”. I continued this way, adding piano, organ and tambourine until I felt like the song had reached its peak capacity and sent it off!"


released July 3, 2020

Written by Lennon/McCartney
Produced and mixed by Joan Wasser


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‘Joan As Police Woman is one of the 21st century’s best musicians’ (The Economist)
”Sensational” - Sunday Times
”This is breathtakingly good music” - Uncut
”The coolest woman in pop” - The Times
”full of meditative beauty…ravishing and lovelorn” - Mojo
”a voice so wondrous and moving that it makes everyone else’s seem ordinary and mundane” - The Guardian
”Beautiful” - Q
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