When dance-pop hit-maker Lady Gaga first teamed up with veteran jazz crooner Tony Bennett for a track from her album “Duets II” in 2011, they formed an unexpected musical couple. Today, 10 years later, friends and frequent collaborators form an iconic duo.
But the recording part of their rich relationship is coming to an end with their upcoming album, “Love For Sale,” and on Thursday night, that fact inspired Gaga to take to Instagram with a touching message for her 95-year-old boyfriend.
“Tony, this is the last album we will have created together, but the celebration of jazz, and we as musical companions, will live with me forever,” the 35-year-old wrote alongside a sweet photo. and retro featuring the two singers.
As Bennett’s family revealed earlier this year, the performer, who has performed since he was just 10, has Alzheimer’s disease, and by order of doctors, both concerts Sold-out Radio City Music Hall that he and Gaga organized together in August to be the last for the legendary musician.
And “Love For Sale” will not only be his last album with Gaga. A press release for Cole Porter’s collection of classics called it “historic,” given that it “will be Tony’s last studio recording.”
“We are giving the audience ‘Love For Sale’ for free love, to make them smile, because that’s what we’re here for,” Gaga continued in her post.
The title track has already been released and MTV will release a music video on Friday, September 17 at noon ET.
The full Grammy winners album is scheduled for release on October 1. It will be released in a variety of formats, including vinyls and cassettes, and there will also be a boxed edition for dedicated fans of the duo.
The last time the couple released a full studio album together was in 2014, with “Cheek to Cheek,” such a big event for Gaga that it left a lasting mark.
“I asked Tony to draw a trumpet for me, and he decided to draw the Miles Davis trumpet – an iconic trumpet,” Gaga said TODAY when the two promoted the album shortly. time before its release. “I decided to get a tattoo because I loved it so much.”