The Starbucks-released Every Mother Counts compilation curated by supermodel Christy Turlington for charity might seem like the least rock and roll endeavour ever, but the CD, available until the end of May at a Starbucks near you, features artists like Coldplay, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Beck, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes’ song appropriately entitled “Mother.”
Previously unreleased the sweet, hazy ’70s folk-inspired tune will only be featured on the Every Mother Counts compilation, but frontman Alex Ebert directed a music video for the song which the band released the day before Mother’s Day (May 12).
The song is a great precursor to the release of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes’ sophomore album Here, which already boasts strong singles like “Man on Fire” and “That’s What’s Up.”
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Turlington said, “I went to friends first, as I did with the first CD… Bono and Chris Martin were great supporters of the project the first time around, and when I knew I wanted to include men on this album they were obvious choices. They are also both fathers to daughters.”
“Others, such as Patti Smith and Rita Wilson, I’ve known for a long time, and some, like Edie Brickell and Paul Simon, I only met briefly but was a huge admirer,” she continued. “I generally wanted a diverse group of artists who were parents, or in the case of Edward Sharpe, who will be soon.”
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles