A group of artists has come together to contribute to a series of 7″ releases that will benefit Planned Parenthood. Björk, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Foo Fighters, Sleater-Kinney, Chvrches, Feist, Jon Brion, Mary J Blige, Mitski, Sharon Van Etten, Nico Muhly, and more will put out either new or unreleased/rare songs through the project. The songs will be released digitally over the coming weeks, and they’ll eventually be compiled into a vinyl box set. To introduce the new initiative, St. Vincent and John Legend covered Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” in a video featuring Zach Galifianakis as a pushy and very funny producer. Watch that and see a full list of participating artists below.
Here’s a list of contributors:
Chvrches (with film clip directed by Kristen Stewart)
Dr. Willie Parker
Mary J Blige
Sharon Van Etten
Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Here’s a statement from the collective behind the project:
Lawmakers with extreme views are working hard to shut down Planned Parenthood. If they succeed, millions of Americans will lose access to basic health services, including STD testing and treatment, birth control, and life-saving cancer screenings.
7-inches for Planned Parenthood is a response to this threat. This curated series of 7-inch vinyl records is being made by a group of people who believe that access to health care is a public good that should be fiercely protected. Do we know there’s a joke in the name? We do. We hope the title evokes the rich history of 7-inch vinyl records as a medium for protest music and resistance.
Planned Parenthood will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this 7-inch box set and streaming listens. We see this initiative as the start of something bigger, and hope it will inspire both contributors and listeners to continue to seek out ways to stand with Planned Parenthood and other institutions that are so vital to us all.
Get more information on 7-Inches For Planned Parenthood here.