Love songs have traditionally been written from a heterosexual perspective. A new compilation turns that on its head.
For "Universal Love," a new album released April 6, musicians like Bob Dylan, Kesha, and St. Vincent recorded traditional love songs, with a twist: their pronouns have been changed to reflect same-sex romances.
Dylan's contribution, for example, "He's Funny That Way," is a spin on the standard, "She's Funny That Way," which was historically sung by male crooners like Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
MPR News host Mike Moen spoke to the Current's Jay Gabler about the significance of this new EP.
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