Johnny Depp has slammed his ex-wife on his next album. Photo/Getty Images

Johnny Depp uses his new album to spread dirty laundry.

The actor, who is releasing his latest album, 18, with friend and guitarist Jeff Beck later this week, has reportedly referenced his ex-wife Amber Heard in one of his upcoming songs.

The Sunday Times reported that Depp shared some of his true feelings about the explosive and at times disturbing libel trial in a song he wrote for the album as it was being written shortly after the trial ended. .

While Depp wrote two songs for the album, it’s the song titled Sad Motherf*** in ‘Parade that appears to reference Heard in the lyrics, with the line: “If I had a dime, it wouldn’t wouldn’t reach your hand.”

He continues, “You’re sitting there like a dog with a seven-year-old itch… And I think you’ve said enough for one fucking night.”

The musical duo’s 13-track album is set to be released at the end of this week, July 15.

It comes after Beck released a statement last month revealing the reason behind the album’s title.

“We were joking about how we felt like being 18 again, so that became the title of the album as well,” he said.

The album features covers of The Velvet Underground’s Venus In Furs, The Everly Brothers’ ballad Let It Be Me and Marvin Gaye’s soul classic What’s Going On. There are also versions of Davy Spillane’s Midnight Walker and two songs from the Beach Boys’ masterpiece Pet Sounds – Caroline, No and Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder).

Depp’s latest career move comes a month after a jury found the Pirates of the Caribbean star should be awarded the partial sum of US$15 million ($23.1 million NZ) in damages .

Depp was initially seeking $50 million after Heard suggested, in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed, that he abused her. Although she hasn’t named him, he claims her claims are false and cost him lucrative movie roles.

However, despite the victory, the jury also decided in favor of Heard, who countersued Depp for $100 million.

Heard claimed she was defamed by Depp’s attorney when he called her abuse allegations a hoax. The jury agreed to a lesser extent, awarding him only US$2 million of the hefty sum originally sought in damages.

Depp was not present to hear the verdict in his defamation case – instead he was in the UK on tour with Beck, with sources claiming he was absent due to “previously scheduled work commitments “.