Eric Clapton/ Jeff Beck - Moon River / How Could We Know [7'']
2023 collaboration by Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck!
Featuring "Moon River" and "How Could We Know"
"Moon River" and "How Could We Know" is a double A-side single featuring two newly-recorded songs by Eric Clapton. The first song "Moon River," is a cover by Clapton and Jeff Beck, which was recorded shortly before Beck's passing. The scond song, "How Could We Know" is a new original song featuring Judith Hill (vocals), Simon Climie (vocals) and Daniel Santiago (acoustic guitar).
Alongside the release of "Moon River" comes an animated video for the track. The visual hones in on the dueling guitar lines between Clapton and Beck and the hypnotic melody of the track.
"In January 2022, Eric and I recorded a version which was more of a ballad — and naturally the guitar and vocals were brilliant," longtime Clapton collaborator, Simon Climie, said in a statement. "When we were happy with the track, Eric asked me to send it over to Jeff. Jeff loved it. And soon after that in the spring of 2022, Jeff added his unmistakable guitar part. It knocked us off our feet."
The B-side of the release, "How Could We Know," features Climie as well as Judith Hill and Daniel Santiago.
"Over the years with the festivals and albums we've worked on, there have been many stunning collaborations," Climie, added. "I couldn't dream of a more incredible lineup for 'How Could We Know' than Eric Clapton, Judith Hill, and Daniel Santiago."