Billie Joe Armstrong x Norah Jones? Yep!
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:35:14
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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day x singer/songwriter Norah Jones? Oh YES!
What's this all about? Well, the artists from two different genres and worlds have teamed up to record Foreverly, a 12-song collection inspired by Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional Americana songs reinterpreted, recorded and released by The Everly Brothers in 1958.
Recorded in nine days, Foreverly captures the beauty of the Everly's stunning close harmonies to create a moving powerful testament to these rootsy ballads. Reprise Records will release the album on November 25, 2013.
Pre-order the record and listen to "Long Time Gone" at billiejoeandnorah.com, or pre-order at iTunes and hear "Long Time Gone" right here:
You will get an instant grat free download of that track if you pre-order.
"I've been a big fan of The Everly Brothers since I was a little boy," Armstrong said. "A couple of years ago, I discovered Songs Our Daddy Taught Us for the first time, and I fell in love with it. I was playing it every day and thought it would be a cool idea to re-do the record, but with a female singer. I thought of Norah because she can sing anything, from rock to jazz to blues, and I knew her harmonies would be amazing. I thought the songs would take on a different meaning working with her, and she has a really good ear for arrangements. I was mainly intrigued by these old traditionals, country songs, and hymns. When we were done with the album, Norah looked at me and said, 'I bet you didn't think you were going to make a country record, huh?'"
Jones, a long-time Everly Brothers fan herself, who used to cover "Bird Dog" in a previous band, described herself as "a sucker for harmonies and country music." Also, she said, "Billie Joe's enthusiasm about the songs and his low-key, open approach to the music was very inviting. He wasn't set in his ideas, which made it fun for us both to sort of discover what felt right for us, musically."
"Long Time Gone"
"That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine"
"Down In The Willow Garden"
"Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet"
"Oh So Many Years"
"Rockin' Alone (In an Old Rockin' Chair)"
"I'm Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail"
"Put My Little Shoes Away"
Do you LOVE this collabo?