July 26, 2021


Daily Trojan: Lady Gaga made news this week by releasing Cheek to Cheek with the legendary Tony Bennett, a crooner with 17 Grammys and multiple platinum albums under his belt. Although the album is all covers, it is a departure from Lady Gaga’s usual style and is a refreshing take on some classics that have been adored by generations. Featuring tracks originally written by artists such as Duke Ellington (“It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and “Sophisticated Lady”), the collaboration is a light, warm-hearted homage to a previous era in popular music.

Gaga sounds almost unrecognizable from her usual efforts as she strips away the bells and whistles to showcase her amazing vocal talent, and Bennett is a star as always, making this album a must-listen.