Jean Michel Jarre has announced a collaboration with Edward Snowden, Exit.
The track will appear on Jarre’s forthcoming album, Electronica Volume II: The Heart of Noise, due out May 6th.
Jarre has also teased the single as a limited-release item for Record Store Day.
The collaboration came about after Jarre gave an interview to the Guardian last year and asked if he could be put in touch with Snowden.
Here’s a preview:
“I wrote a speedy techno track evoking the constant and hectic production of data and the obsessive quest for more information,” notes Jarre. “I then linked the music with this mad hunt and chase in order to get hold of people like Edward Snowden.”
“One of the recurrent themes of Electronica Vol. 1 & 2 is the ambiguous relationship we have with technology,” he adds. “On one side, we have the world in our pocket. On the other side, the world is spying on us constantly. Edward Snowden became a modern hero, not by saying ‘stop’, but to be careful regarding the (ab)use of technology. Our future needs brave people like him.”
Jarre’s collaboration with Snowden continues work he’s done to support the right to free speech as a UN Ambassador for UNESCO and activist for Human Rights.
1. The Heart of Noise Pt. 1: JM Jarre & Rone
2. The Heart of Noise Pt. 2: JM Jarre
3. Brick England: JM Jarre & Pet Shop Boys
4. As One: JM Jarre & Primal Scream
5. Exit – JM Jarre & Edward Snowden
6. These Creatures: JM Jarre & Julia Holter
7. Here For You: JM Jarre & Gary Numan
8. The Architect: JM Jarre & Jeff Mills
9. What You Want: JM Jarre & Peaches
10. Circus: JM Jarre & Siriusmo
11. Why This, Why That, Why: JM Jarre & Yello
12. Switch On Leon: JM Jarre & The Orb
13. Gisele: JM Jarre & Sebastien Tellier
14. Electrees: JM Jarre & Hans Zimmer
15. Swipe To The Right: JM Jarre & Cyndi Lauper
16. Walking The Mile: JM Jarre & Christophe
17. Falling Down: JM Jarre
18. The Heart of Noise (The Origin): JM Jarre