Norah Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong to Ally for Everly Bros Cover Album
It all started ten years ago, when Stevie Wonder, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Norah Jones performed at the Grammys together. Then a musical spark was formed between Armstrong and Jones, and although it took ten years, a roaring fire has formed between the pair. They've recorded an album of Everly Brothers songs together called Foreverly, and it will be released on November 25th.
A couple years ago, Billie Joe got really into the Everly Brothers record Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, to the point that he was listening to it almost every morning. "I thought it would be cool to remake the record because I thought it was sort of an obscure thing and more people should know about it, but I really wanted to do it with a woman singing because I thought it would take on a different meaning — maybe broaden the meaning a little bit." Armstrong's wife suggested he fan that spark from 10 years ago, and see if Norah Jones would perform it with him, and sure enough, she agreed.
The 1958 Everly Brothers album is a cover album itself, comprising of popular country songs from the time, so Armstrong and Jones are covering covers, but that doesnt mean it will be any less enjoyable. Hearing country songs done by pop punk and jazz superstars should will be fun and different, even if we won't get to attend a tour behind the album. "I don't know if there's going to be time," Jones says.
November 25th can't come soon enough, but if patiently waiting until the album is in your hands isn't really your thing, you can listen to a track from the album right on stereogum.