Edward Snowden Revealed as Collaborator on Jean-Michel Jarre's 'Electronica Volume 2: The Heart Of Noise'

Whistleblower Features on 'Exit'
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Whistleblower Features on "Exit"

Watch the Track Story Featuring Jarre & Snowden Now

Just when the collaborator list for JEAN-MICHEL JARRE's upcoming ELECTRONICA VOL. 2: THE HEART OF NOISE (out May 6 via Sony Music/RED) couldn't get any more diverse, it can now be revealed that none other than Edward Snowden will join proceedings as the final name to feature on the project.

Originally announced on the album as just 'ES,' Snowden--the whistleblower behind one of the biggest revelations of classified documents--contributes to the fifth track on THE HEART OF NOISE titled "Exit" and it's available to stream on all platforms now.

Stream "Exit": https://open.spotify.com/track/4DO5XRXoMFbwbWcN1LgmzI

Collaborating from Snowden's delivery of his core message, JARRE layers and sculpts the American's words around a driving techno beat that conjures up a grand sense of chase. The release of the track also coincides with an exclusive track story that has been made available to watch now. Having debuted via Rolling Stone April 15, fans can see both Jarre and Snowden speaking with one another in the video about music, politics, privacy and more.

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Watch Jean-Michel Jarre & Edward Snowden's Track Story

UN Ambassador for UNESCO and activist for Human Rights, JARRE has tirelessly campaigned over the years for the right to free speech, and his collaboration with Snowden reveals yet another side to the multi-faceted Godfather of Electronic Music.

Speaking on "Exit," JARRE said, "I wrote a speedy techno track evoking the constant and hectic production of data and the obsessive quest for more information. 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. On one side we have the world in our pocket and 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."

Snowden also had his say behind the name of the track adding, "You have a choice and 'Exit,' whether it's used as a noun or a verb, is something which we pursue. It's something where we direct ourselves. It's about an action which may change everything from where we are to another direction, a departure to somewhere else."

ELECTRONICA VOL. 2: THE HEART OF NOISE, will be officially released on Friday, May 6 via Sony Music International and is the follow up to the widely lauded Electronica Vol. 1: The Time Machine LP. With music across both volumes from the Pet Shop Boys, Primal Scream, Pete Townshend, Julia Holter, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Anderson, AIR and Peaches to name a few, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has assembled his very own dream team of artists to collaborate with across ELECTRONICA. Those who pre-order Vol. 2 will also receive three instant downloads from JARRE's collaborations with Rone ("The Heart of Noise") and Peaches ("What You Want") in addition to "Exit."

Pre-Order Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise




Full Tracklisting for Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise is:

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

Furthermore, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE will return to the international stage in 2016 and beyond following the release of VOL. 2, with a first leg of pan-European dates confirmed across a host of festivals and arenas this year. With a unique and brand-new super production, JARRE will play major venues like the 02 Arena in London and AccorHotels Arena in Paris, in addition to further dates in Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and many more. See below for the full dates.

Fri6/17Barcelona, SpainSónar Festival
Sat7/9Rome, ItalyAuditorium Parco Della Musica
Wed7/13Bayonne, FranceArenes de Bayonne
Thu7/14Nimes, FranceFestival de Nimes
Sat7/16Gräfenhainichen, GermanyMelt! Festival
Sat7/23Cheshire, EnglandJodrell Bank
Tue10/4Cardiff, WalesCardiff Motorpoint Arena
Thu10/6Brighton, EnglandBrighton Arena
Fri10/7London, England02 Arena
Sat10/8Birmingham, EnglandBarclaycard Arena
Mon10/10Dublin, Ireland3Arena
Thu10/13Leeds, EnglandFirst Direct Arena
Fri10/14Glasgow, ScotlandThe SSE Hydro
Sun10/16Frankfurt, GermanyFesthall
Mon10/17Strasbourg, FranceZénith
Wed10/19Hamburg, GermanyBarclaycard Arena
Thu10/20Berlin, GermanyMercedes Benz Arena
Sat10/22Dusseldorf, GermanyElectricity Conference @ ISS Dome
Sun10/23Brussels, BelgiumPalais 12
Wed10/26Copenhagen, DenmarkFalconer Theatre
Fri10/28Oslo, NorwaySpektrum

Sat10/29Stockholm, SwedenHovet

Mon10/31Helsinki, FinlandIce Hall

Wed11/2Tallinn, EstoniaSaku Arena
Thu11/3Kaunas, LithuaniaKaunas Arena
Sat11/5Łódz, PolandAtlas Arena
Sun11/6Katowice, PolandSpodek
Tue11/8Prague, Czech Republic02 Arena
Wed11/9Bratislava, SlovakiaNepela Arena
Thu11/10Budapest, HungaryPapp Laszlo Sport Arena
Fri11/11Cluj, RomaniaPolivalent Hall
Sun11/13Belgrade, SerbiaKombank Arena
Tue11/15Ljubljana, SloveniaArena Stozice
Thu11/17Vienna, AustriaStadthalle
Fri11/18Zurich, SwitzerlandHallenstadion Zurich
Sat11/19Nuremberg, GermanyArena Nürnberg
Mon11/21Munster, GermanyMunsterlandhalle
Tue11/22Amsterdam, NetherlandsHeineken Music Hall
Thu11/24Lyon, FranceHalle Tony Garnier
Fri11/25Geneva, SwitzerlandArena
Mon11/28Clermont Ferrand, FranceZénith D'Auvergne
Tue11/29Nantes, FranceZénith Metropole
Mon12/12Paris, FranceAccorHotels Arena

Electronica is a two-volume project with 30 collaborators in total.

Electronica 1: The Time Machine is out now.

Listen to and buy the album here.

ELECTRONICA 2: THE HEART OF NOISE is out on May 6, 2016.

Pre-Order now at: http://smarturl.it/HeartofNoiseIT

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