Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Announce New Album 'Love For Sale'
By James Dinh
August 4, 2021
On Tuesday (August 3), it was revealed that the pair's follow-up to 2015's Cheek to Cheek will drop October 1 via Columbia and Interscope and hear the two sing Cole Porter compositions, including lead single, "I Get a Kick Out of You." The 12-song collection, which was recorded at New York's Electric Lady Studios, was made after Bennett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and is set to be his last effort.
“The day we released 'Cheek To Cheek' in 2014, @itstonybennett called me and asked me if I wanted to record another album with him, this time celebrating the songs of Cole Porter,” Gaga wrote via Instagram. “I’m always honored to sing with my friend Tony, so of course I accepted the invitation.”
Love for Sale will also include solo offerings from the duo, as well as the duets. The album will be released digitally and on CD and vinyl. The two took to Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday for a joint concert, which happened to fall on Bennett's 95th birthday. They'll follow up the set with a show on Thursday. The two concerts have been billed as Bennett’s final New York City live appearances.
Back in February, Bennett's family came forward with his diagnosis, admitting that he had been diagnosed five years prior. Still, he mantaned a touring schedule up until the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per his AARP magazine cover story, the family decided to move forward with the reveal without his input because he is no longer able to make decisions. "He would ask me, 'What is Alzheimer’s?'" his wife Susan told AARP. "I would explain, but he wouldn’t get it. He'd tell me, 'Susan, I feel fine.' That’s all he could process — that physically he felt great. So, nothing changed in his life. Anything that did change, he wasn’t aware of."