Lady Gaga has teased fans with details of her forthcoming album, but rather than the hotly anticipated follow-up album to ‘ARTPOP’, Gaga has teamed up with music legend Tony Bennett to release a collection of jazz standards.
The pair announced on Tuesday that they will be releasing their album of duets ‘Cheek To Cheek’ on 23 September, after first collaborating on a track for Tony’s album ‘Duets II’.
Their album will contain covers of jazz classics such as ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’, ‘Sophisticated Lady’ and ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)’, as well as original tracks penned by Gaga.
During the recording process, the singers became close friends and Gaga even has a sketch of a trumpet that Tony drew tattooed on her arm, which she showed off during their joint interview.
Speaking about Gaga temporarily taking a break from pop to record their jazz album, Tony told La Presse last month: “I do not understand why she [Gaga] had to make contemporary music! When she sings great standards, she does it with such emotion... With this album, I think she will become bigger than Elvis Presley!”
They have now given fans a taste of what they can expect to hear on the album, unveiling a clip of the first single from the album, ‘Anything Goes’, and it’s pretty much as far from ‘Bad Romance’ as you can get.
Have a listen for yourself below...