It’s clear by now that Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga love working with each other. Having teamed up in 2011 for a cover of ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’ for Tony’s album ‘Duets II’, the duo are back together again, albeit this time for an entire album.
It’s called ‘Cheek To Cheek’ and Universal Music has confirmed it for an Australian release in the middle of September.
The LP will feature both duets and solo numbers performed by the duo, from lead single ‘Anything Goes’ (below) to ‘Sophisticated Lady’, ‘Lush Life’ and ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)’.
“‘Cheek To Cheek’ came out of a very organic friendship and relationship that Tony and I have built over the years and it truly was a collaborative effort,” Gaga says of the new album. “It was important to Tony that this was a jazz record. I’ve been singing jazz since I was a child and really wanted to show the authentic side of the genre. We made an album of jazz classics, but it has a modern twist.”
“I have been singing the Great American Songbook my entire career and all along forging a bridge between pop and jazz music,” says Mister Bennett. “Creating this album with Lady Gaga has been a beautiful experience as she is a fantastic singer and I am hoping that all her fans will embrace this music and swing along with it.”
‘Cheek To Cheek’ will be released in Australia on Friday September 19.
The single ‘Anything Goes’ is available now.