Lady Gaga + Tony Bennett Plan To Jazz All Over You Again
Lovers of collaborations between 89-year-old jazz singers and pop stars who play blood-guzzling demons on TV: rejoice! Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are definitely making a new album.
The singers, who joined forces for 2014's Cheek to Cheek, were spotted in the studio together earlier this month, and in an interview with Vulture published yesterday (October 21), Bennett confirmed he and Mother Monster are indeed strolling down a familiar path.
"[The album's] going to be all Cole Porter songs," Bennett shared. "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."
Bennett said the experience of working with Gaga has been mutually beneficial, and though he's not yet seen her on American Horror Story, he's convinced she'll eventually be remembered as one of entertainment's great stars.
"Gaga is a gorgeous singer, and when she sings a great ballad, I get goose bumps," he said. "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."
"I think someday she's going to be very big in films, which I'm not too interested in," he concluded. "I work live, to audiences, but I think she's going to surprise everybody and make some good films."
Interested to hear what these two have got up their sleeves? Hang tight for more on the Cole Porter project.
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