Rumors abound in the whirlwind music industry, and when something sounds to good to be true, it often is. So when news leaked that two internationally recognized music icons would be collaborating on a new album, many of us didn't fold our breath for fear of a major letdown. However, two years after all the hubbub started, the inspiring international superstar Lady Gaga and legendary music icon Tony Bennett released Cheek To Cheek in September of this year via Interscope/Universal, an 11-track homage to classic ballads that have been reimagined for a new generation.
Of the many immortal songs, the 20s comes alive again in "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", the second single from the album that sees Gaga and Bennett participating in an unforgettable duo punctuated by crisp percussion and flaring trumpet lines. Bringing it into the electronic spectrym, Austrian producer Parov Stelar transforms the track into a bouncy jazz house mix that provides a perfect compliment to the stars' seasoned vocals. In the breaks you'll find their unmistakable voices seducing you, supported by slowly pulsing synths and electro-piano touches, only to be brought up again with snappy guitar melodies and brassy builds. Enjoy this standout rendition from Stelar, who will be touring around Eastern and Western Europe throughout this fall, and follow Lady Gaga's artRAVE tour with more dates across Europe for the next few months.
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (Parov Stelar)
- Universal Music/Interscope Records