Pop superstar Lady Gaga and music legend Tony Bennett are teaming up together one last time for another collaborative album, Love For Sale.
In celebration of Tony’s 95th birthday on Tuesday, August 3, the duo announced the Cole Porter tribute album by dropping the first single from the project, “I Get a Kick Out of You.” The album is scheduled for release on October 1.
Love For Sale is a follow-up to the pair’s 2014 Grammy Award-winning album Cheek to Cheek. It is also said to be Tony’s final studio recording, after revealing in February 2021 that he’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.
The ten-track album features classic hit songs such as “It’s De-Lovely,” “Night and Day,” “Do I Love You,” “I Concentrate On You,” “So In Love,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “You’re The Top,” among others.
In a tweet, Lady Gaga said that upon releasing their first collaborative album, Tony asked her if she wanted to do another one, this time remaking Cole’s jazz songs.
“I’m always honored to sing with my friend Tony, so of course I accepted the invitation,” the “Rain on Me” and “Bad Romance” singer said.
Lady Gaga and Tony also reunited for a two-night live “One Last Time” concert on August 3 and 5 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. It was Tony’s farewell live performance after more than seven decades in the music industry.
The two first met in 2011, released their first joint album in 2014, and went on a tour in 2015, playing a total of 36 shows across Europe and North America.
Since then, Lady Gaga has worked on solo musical projects, like Joanne in 2016 and Chromatica in 2020. Meanwhile, Tony worked on collaborative projects with Bill Charlap for The Silver Lining in 2015 and Diana Krall for Love is Here to Stay in 2018. – with reports from Paolo Alejandrino/Rappler.com
Paolo Alejandrino is a Rappler intern.