On Air With Ryan Seacrest Interview


Listen to Gaga chat with Ryan Seacrest about “Cheek To Cheek” and working with Tony Bennett. She also spoke about Sam Smith! (09.25.14)

“I just was shaking in my boots, really. I tell everyone that I kept a whiskey underneath my stool when I was recording with him in the studio because I was so nervous,” Gaga told On Air with Ryan Seacrest about her experience on working with Tony. “I feel so humbled to be doing this project with him. This is, for me, the most important album I’ve ever made.” 

On Sam Smith:

"He’s just tremendous and, you know, in tuned with what we are doing with Cheek to Cheek. Sam is a true musical artist, a true musician, there’s an organic-ness in his voice and the records that he’s made, and I really feel that this is the turn that music is going to take now. After lots of this electronic sound that’s been trendy for awhile, I think everybody is hungry for something that’s more authentic, and more honest, and more human, and that’s why his voice is really connecting with the world. I’m so very happy for him. He really, really deserves all the accolades that he’s getting and I pray that he continues to be himself."

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s new jazz album, “Cheek To Cheek” is now available on iTunes!