Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's collaborative album is to be released on September 22.
Titled Cheek to Cheek
, the album will feature big band-backed duets and solo performances from the Do What U Want
singer and Bennett, who have covered classic selections from the Great American Songbook including It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
, Sophisticated Lady
and Lush Life
Describing the collection as an album of jazz classics "with a modern twist", Gaga said in a press release: “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. 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."
Bennett added: “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.”
The first single, a cover of Cole Porter's classic Anything Goes
, is now available on iTunes around the world. Watch the video below:
Gaga is currently midway through her ‘ArtRave:The Artpop Ball’ tour, which will call in on the UK and Ireland in October and November.
Meanwhile, Gaga recently covered the jazz standard I’ve Got a Crush On You at a concert in Canada – watch her take on the song here.