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Paul Beaubrun and Jackson Browne collaborate on 'Surrender' from 'Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1' / FLOOD MAGAZINE

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Among the many highlights of the Jackson Browne–spearheaded Artists for Peace and Justice compilation Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1 that drops today is Haitian songwriter Paul Beaubrun's relaxed, reggae-infused track "Surrender," which features songwriting contributions from Browne. Embellishing a tracklist already boasting fresh songs from Jenny Lewis, Lazou Mizik, Habib Koité, Raúl Rodríguez, Jonathan Russell, and Jonathan Wilson, Beaubrun was, in many ways, instrumental in bringing the record together.

"[Paul] wrote ‘Surrender' in English, inspired by the songs being recorded in the Song Summit sessions," Browne explains. "Paul became the bass player of choice for all the songwriters there, and he is the reason we were able to collaborate with the great Haitian players we met. I played with the language a little, but the song is his. The central idea-that to conquer adversity we must surrender to a higher power-is central to people of faith everywhere."   photo by David Belle

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