Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong and songstress Norah Jones have teamed up to cover the Everly Brothers. The two musicians will release Foreverly, a modern-day reworking of the Everly Brothers’ 1958 country folk covers album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us.
Back when Songs Our Daddy Taught Us was released, people and critics praised the album for its contemporary take on traditional ballads and country songs from singers like Gene Autry and Tex Ritter. This time around, Armstrong and Jones (both of who are big fans of the Everly Brothers) will be doing just the same. They will reinterpret the album’s 12 songs.
According to Billboard, Armstrong discovered the record a couple of years ago and fell in love with it right away.
“I was playing it every day and thought it would be a cool idea to re-do the record, but with a female singer. I thought of Norah because she can sing anything, from rock to jazz to blues, and I knew her harmonies would be amazing… she has a really good ear for arrangements.”
Jones also shared the same enthusiasm and praised Armstrong for his “low-key [and] open approach to the music.”
“He was very inviting. He wasn’t set in his ideas, which made it fun for us both to sort of discover what felt right for us, musically.”
Foreverly contains the same 12 songs as the 1958 original. Here is the track listing (which has since changed):
“Long Time Gone”
“Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine”
“Down In The Willow Garden”
“Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet”
“Oh So Many Years”
“Rockin’ Alone (In An Old Rockin’ Chair”
“I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail”
“Put My Little Shoes Away”
What do you think?