Billy Joe Armstrong is the lead singer for the rock band, Green Day. Do you remember the song "American Idiot"? Norah Jones is ...well, what is she not? She is a fantastic singer/songwriter AND musician! The fact that they got together in 2013 and made an album is surprising but I was pleased to find that they did so!
The album, "Foreverly", is a re -interpretation of an album from The Everly Brothers that was released in 1958 entitled "Songs Our Father Taught Us". They are old songs from their childhood that they sang simply for the harmonies, they didn't really pay that much attention to the lyrics. While they are some of the saddest songs that you will ever hear, they are sung with such gentle voices and genuine respect that they are very meaningful to me. I found a very good interview about this from the New York Times, you may read it just here. An unlikely duo...that is what it calls them. Perhaps so, but I love it when the love of music brings people together!
And don't you just love The Everly Brothers? I love how their voices blended together in their songs. (Phil Everly died in January 2014.) Billy Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones must feel the same, the songs that they have given us in this album reminds me very much of The Everly Brothers. The song "Long Time Gone" is the single that they released from the album. The lyrics are here too, so you can sing along. Enjoy!
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