Jenny Lewis has released “Under the Supermoon,” a moving collaboration with Malian musician Habib Koité.
The track, Lewis told Entertainment Weekly, is “a love song written in Jacmel floating in the Caribbean Sea under the supermoon of November 2016”—that is, in the wake of the most recent American presidential election. Lewis also called the song a “travelogue of sorts processed in real time.”
The song appears on the forthcoming collaborative album, Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol 1. All proceeds from the collection go to Artists for Peace and Justice, a poverty alleviation non-profit that works with communities in Haiti.
Also featured on the album are Paul Beaubrun, Jackson Browne, Raúl Rodríguez, Jonathan Russell, Jonathan Wilson, and Haitian roots band Lakou Mizik. It will be released January 31.
“Under the Supermoon” arrived with a video that captures vibrant scenes of a trip Lewis and Koité took in Haiti. Watch it here: