Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett to Follow 'Cheek to Cheek' with Cole Porter Album
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga broke through the generation gap last year with the release of their old standards-filled album Cheek to Cheek, and it looks like the unlikely duo are going to team up again for another new album. In a new interview, Bennett talked about his relationship with the American Horror Story actress and pop superstar and even hinted about another collaborative record.
Bennett spoke to Vulture about his latest album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, and the 89-year-old crooner spoke fondly of his relationship with Gaga and said they're planning on doing another classics-filled LP.
"Yeah, we're doing an album. It's going to be all Cole Porter songs. 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 said.
Bennett didn't dish on any details about the Porter-inspired album. However, as is usual when either Gaga or he are interviewed, he said glowing things about his 29-year-old singing partner.
"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," he said. "We get along great. She's got a lot of talent."
Cheek to Cheek was released in September 2014. The album went on the win a Grammy for Best Tradition Pop Vocal Album.