Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, the two current superstars of the variety, have each unveiled collaborations with two music legends: Elton John for one and Tony Bennett for the other. Bruno Tummers analyzes this prestigious mixture in his Musical news.
Ray of improbable duets, we are served as the new musical season approaches. Calogero who sings in duet with Rufus Wainwright, it already had the gift of surprising, but what about Dua Lipa which partners with Elton John and Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett ?
Collaborations of fantastic four that still question: one is the current British superstar, the other has been breaking all records for several years in the United States. And now they add a layer by offering duets with illustrious predecessors. The legacy of the ancients reappears in the foreground, an idea as sparkling as their careers?
Hit makers Elton John and Dua Lipa reunite
Dua Lipa, 26-year-old British artist, recorded Cold Heart, a mashup of two songs byElton John, Sacrifice and Rocket Man, with Sir Elton himself.
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A duo here “will work” necessarily according to Bruno Tummers since like his 74-year-old compatriot and interpreter of Your Song in its boom years of the 70’s and 80’s, all the songs that touch the young Briton right now are turning to gold.
New collaboration between Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
Lady Gaga, 35, joins forces with her fellow countryman, the American crooner Tony Bennett, 95 years old, in Love For Sale, a jazz album planned for the end of year celebrations.
This is already their second collaboration between the two artists, after Cheek to Cheek, an album released in 2014. I Get a kick out of You is the first single from their new duo. Here too, the association ‘past-present’ should still make sparks.
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