Green Day's Billie Joe and Norah Jones Collaborate
28 October 2013, 14:36
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and soulful noughties crooner Norah Jones are releasing an album together.
It's called Foreverly and is inspired by The Everly Brothers 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, which was made up of traditional Americana songs reinterpreted.
Reprise Records is releasing the album on November 25 and people who pre-order it on iTunes will receive an instant free download of the song Long Time Gone.
"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?'"
The record was made at The Magic Shop in Manhattan.
The track-listing for Foreverly is:
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