Lady Gaga’s hanging up her yellow wig for a giant curly brunette one to launch her new music with “Cheek to Cheek” co-star Tony Bennett. The two released the lead single, “Anything Goes,” off their upcoming jazz album together.
I’m super impressed!
Last night, Gaga and Bennett announced the new album before taping a concert, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!, which airs on PBS Great Performances this fall.
“It’s all songs from the great American songbook,” Gaga said on the red carpet to Rolling Stone. “How did we pick the songs, Tony?”
“It’s all the great songs of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, all the greatest composers,” Bennett says. “No other country has ever given the rest of the world so many magnificent songs, and they’re gonna live forever. Wait ’til you find out when she sings those songs.”
“You know, it’s funny, but jazz comes a little more comfortable for me than pop music, than R&B music,” Gaga continued to other reporters. “I’ve sang jazz since I was 13 years old, which is kind of like my little secret that Tony found out. So this is almost easier for me than anything else.”
“They’re going to say we had no idea she sings that well,” Bennett said. “And they’re gonna say they had no idea that Tony dressed so crazy,” Gaga added, as Bennett smiled. “When you come out in your meat dress Tony, nobody is going to know what’s going on.” Gaga admits she’s “actually happier than I’ve ever been.” “There’s sixty years between us, and when we sing, there’s no distance,” she added about working with Bennett.
Check out the song below and express yourself:
Buy the song on iTunes if you like.