McCann and MGM Resorts Celebrate Universal Love

McCann New York has partnered with MGM Resorts on the release of Universal Love, a collection of re-imagined wedding songs for the LGBTQ community that celebrates the enduring and overwhelming power of love to bring a divided world together.

The groundbreaking album features old love songs made new for the LGBTQ community from Bob Dylan, Kesha, Benjamin Gibbard, St. Vincent, Valerie June and Kele Okereke. Bob Dylan, one of the most influential and successful recording artists in American history, re-recorded “She’s Funny That Way” – a song from an MGM film in 1929, and popularized by Billie Holliday in 1937 -- as “He’s Funny That Way.”

In addition, five more updated love songs give same-sex couples a new soundtrack for their own love stories and each of songs feature pronouns changed to reflect the world of LGBTQ relationships. Each of the six artists collaborated to the vision and direction of the Universal Love project to reflect their own, personal ideals about equality. The boundary-changing songs from five of today’s most beloved artists are:

  • Kesha, “I Need a Woman to Love Me”
  • St. Vincent “And Then She Kissed Me”
  • Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie “And I Love Him”
  • Kele Okereke of Bloc Party “My Guy”
  • Valerie June “Mad About The Girl”

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