Lady Gaga‘s “You and I” gets a jazz makeover. The original Born This Way pop track’s production sounds like rock and country made love and birthed a baby. The blaring electronic guitar boom married with minimal drums made for mid-tempo energy. Gaga’s powerhouse vocals follow suit with the light rock/country sound. All jazzed up, the snare and the trumpet glide her gravelly vocals. As you listen to the new jazz version of “You and I” it’s almost impossible not to close one’s eyes and imagine Gaga singing in a cozy lounge with a band of musicians behind her in the 60s.
“You and I” was inspired by “too many whiskies with [Brian] Newman,” according to Gaga’s tweet release of the song to her 32 million monsters. The talented vocalist is channeling a little Amy Winehouse–impressively–for her jazzed out version. Perhaps this is a glimpse of what we can expect with her alleged collaborative project with Tony Bennett. Whiskey + Gaga + jazz make a lovely threesome.
Lady Gaga’s ‘You And I’: Singer Records A Jazz Version Of Pop Hit [Huffington Post]
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