Jack Johnson and Milky Chance have teamed up to share a new track, entitled ‘Don’t Let Me Down’. The song is the first collaboration between Johnson and the German alt-folk outfit. 

In a press statement, Milky Chance admitted that they were thrilled at the prospect of working with Jack Johnson.

“We’ve been listening to Jack Johnson‘s music since we were teenagers and even played his songs with friends and our first band projects back then,” the band said.

Milky Chance and Jack Johnson first met in 2018 at a music festival in Switzerland. However, it wasn’t until they both appeared at Sea.Hear.Now.Festival in the months following that the artists first jammed together.

“He came and invited us to jam in the dressing room,”  band members Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch recalled.

“It’s been a real honor working together with him on this song and we cannot wait to share it with the world.”

Jack Johnson was similarly glad that his Milky Chance encounter has led to the release of music.

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“You end up crossing paths with a lot of great musicians while out on the road. If you’re lucky those encounters lead to friendships which lead to creating music,” Johnson said in a statement.

“That’s how it was with the Milky Chance crew. Putting out a new song with some new friends is always exciting.”

Milky Chance have kept busy during the coronavirus pandemic. The band performed at the One World: Together At Home global streaming event last month. They joined a slew of other artists in performing from their respective homes in support of frontline medical workers.

On April 17th, Milky Chance released Stay Home Sessions EP. The EP features acoustic versions of songs from their latest album, Mind The Moon, re-recorded from self-isolation. Most notably, the band’s re-worked version of ‘Eden’s House’ features a choir of their fans providing back-up vocals.

Check out ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ by Jack Johnson & Milky Chance