BMGHer big moment on American Idol was singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” so it’s no surprise that Katharine McPhee is now applying her beautiful voice to an entire album full of standards.
The new disc, I Fall In Love Too Easily, was produced by Don Was, known for his work with The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt, among other legends. It’ll arrive November 17.
In a statement, the star of Scorpion says, “I wanted to do a record people could make out to. It’s the most romantic music in the world. All of the songs tell stories. That’s why I love them so much.”
You can get a sneak peek of the album now over at Entertainment Weekly, which is premiering her take on Frank Sinatra‘s version of the Cole Porter classic “Night and Day.” She tells EW that the song is one that her mom, a vocal coach and cabaret singer, sang all the time when she was a kid.
The concept for the album was born when Katharine took part in CBS’ 2015 special Sinatra 100: An All-Star GRAMMY Concert. She joined John Legend to perform a medley of “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “My Kind of Town” and “You and Me (We Wanted It All),” and Don Was — a member of the special’s production team — was impressed enough to want to work with her.
“[He’s] about the coolest guy I’ve met in the music industry,” she tells EW. “We definitely had wonderful chemistry!”
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