BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG AND NORAH JONES “FOREVERLY” ALBUM RELEASE

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Green Day front man and Grammy® Award-winning artist Billie Joe Armstrong and Grammy® Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones teamed up to record Foreverly, an unforgettable 12-song collection inspired by Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional Americana songs reinterpreted and released by The Everly Brothers in 1958. Recorded in nine days, Foreverly, captures the beauty of the Everly’s stunning harmonies to create a moving powerful testament to their rootsy ballads. Reprise Records will release the album on November 25th. Preorders come with an instant free download of the song “Long Time Gone”

“I’ve been a big fan of The Everly Brothers since I was a little boy,” Armstrong says. “A couple of years ago, I discovered Songs Our Daddy Taught Us for the first time, and I fell in love with it. 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. I thought the songs would take on a different meaning working with her, and she has a really good ear for arrangements. I was mainly intrigued by these old traditionals, country songs, and hymns. When we were done with the album, Norah looked at me and said, ‘I bet you didn’t think you were going to make a country record, huh?'”

Jones, a long-time Everly Brothers fan herself,, describes herself as “a sucker for harmonies and country music.”  Also, she says, “Billie Joe’s enthusiasm about the songs and his low-key, open approach to the music 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.”

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