Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s friendship is perhaps the purest, most precious thing in the music industry (or, anywhere, really). Whenever the duo teams up, you know you’re in for a jazzy good time. But if you need more proof, look no further than their latest collaboration, “Love For Sale.”
Bennett and Gaga unveiled their cover of the Cole Porter classic on Friday, along with a music video that captures them passionately singing in the studio with a live band. “Love for sale / Appetizing young love for sale,” Bennett croons. “Appetizing young love for sale / Love that’s fresh and still unspoiled / Love that’s only slightly soiled.” Gaga then gets in the mix, belting, “Let the poets pipe of love / In their childish way / I know every type of love / Better far than they.”
The 1930 track, which has been covered by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Boney M., and Elvis Costello, will be included on Bennett and Gaga’s forthcoming collaborative album, Love For Sale — a highly anticipated sequel to their first joint project, 2014’s Cheek to Cheek. The two first showcased their charming chemistry on their cover of “The Lady is a Tramp” in 2011.
On Monday, Gaga announced a live stream concert taking place on Sept. 30 in celebration of Love For Sale, which arrives on Oct. 1. According to a press release, per Billboard, the event will be held online and in-person, namely at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles and Westfield Garden State Plaza in New Jersey. Fan zones set up for the event will “host fans in an intimate pop-up jazz theater.” Those who are attending in person — an offering available to fans in 21 cities in the U.K., U.S., and France, as well as Prague and Barcelona — will also get to enjoy an “exclusive experience that includes premium viewing of Lady Gaga’s performance, food, beverages, and limited edition merchandise — all free of charge.”