As we noted last month, Green Day’s own Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have teamed up to record their own version of the Everly Brothers’ 1958 album, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, which the duo’s dubbed, Foreverly. They previously teased us with their rendition of “Long Time Gone”, and now, they unveil their take on the charming “Silver Haired Daddy of Mine”. Listen in below (via Rolling Stone).
In a lengthy interview, Armstrong explained how the collaboration came to fruition:
It all started with Stevie Wonder. We sang together with Stevie Wonder and his band and a whole bunch of people, that’s how Norah and I first met. Then … well, I got into the Everly Brothers’ record a couple years ago and I thought it was just beautiful. I was listening to it every morning for a while off and on. I thought it would be cool to remake the record because I thought it was sort of an obscure thing and more people should know about it, but I really wanted to do it with a woman singing because I thought it would take on a different meaning — maybe broaden the meaning a little bit — as compared to hearing the songs being sung by the two brothers. And so my wife said, ‘Why don’t you get Norah Jones to do it?’ and I was like, ‘Well, I kinda know her.’ Well, I mean, we had Stevie Wonder in common. And so I called her and she said yes. So it was kinda like a … well, I keep saying it was kinda like a blind date.
Foreverly hits shelves on November 25th via Reprise Records. Pre-order it here.