Lady Gaga’s & Tony Bennett’s Jazz Follow-Up Features Cole Porter ClassicsOctober 22, 2015
The legend confirmed he and Gaga are devising a second studio album.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga haven’t had enough of the luscious life.
Bennett actually told reporters back in February he and Gaga had plans to record a second jazz album, and he’s a man of his word. When Gaga isn’t filming more scenes for American Horror Story: Hotel, she’s off to the recording studio. Currently, she’s crafting a new pop record, but also finds time to collaborate with Tony Bennett, who she credits for helping save her life.
“It’s going to be all Cole Porter songs,” Bennett told Vulture of the theme for the next record together. “He was the best writer of all of them in the Great American Songbook. Highly intelligent. We’re going to have a lot of fun doing that.”
He added their relationship helped attract new audiences, saying: “Gaga is a gorgeous singer, and when she sings a great ballad, I get goose bumps. She helped me and I helped her by doing Cheek to Cheek. Through her telling her audience how much she likes me, all of them became fans of mine, all these young teenagers. On the other hand, by her singing these beautiful songs on the album, the audience I have, all of them said, ‘God, I never knew she sang that wonderfully.’ So we both helped one another. We get along great. She’s got a lot of talent. I think someday she’s going to be very big in films, which I’m not too interested in. I work live, to audiences, but I think she’s going to surprise everybody and make some good films.”
The two will reunite on stage together at Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday celebration in Las Vegas Dec. 12.