Multi-million selling Canadian singer-songwriters Marc Jordan and Amy Sky are set to release He Sang She Sang, their first album of duets, on May 6.
A collection of fresh takes on beloved classics alongside newly original compositions, the 13-song release marks the first time this prolific duo — married for 34 years — have recorded an entire album together.
In addition to enjoying hits and accolades all their own, the highly acclaimed singer/songwriters and producers have also penned songs for a teeming roster of A-list artists, including Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Chicago, Olivia Newton-John, Heart, Reba McEntire, Joe Cocker, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Cher, Cyndi Lauper and more.
While opportunities to collaborate with each other would often arise, the industry power-couple decided early on to keep their careers largely separate. “We’d dip our toes in, and loved it,” Amy shares, “but never pursued it further; it meant one parent could always be at home with our two children. Our musical styles were distinct, and our marriage was happy — we wanted to keep it that way.”
Now empty nesters, the pair found the idea of exploring where their voices and genres overlapped intriguing. Thankfully, the dynamic duo have overcome earlier reluctance to make an album together. He Sang She Sang is a superbly curated collection of songs that combines fresh takes on some beloved classics with new original compositions.
The covers include songs by Tom Petty (Free Fallin’), The Beach Boys (God Only Knows), Smokey Robinson (Ooh Baby Baby), Willie Nelson (You Were Always On My Mind) and Bonnie Raitt (You), all given vibrant new life here by being performed in a duets format by two masterful vocalists.
He Sang She Sang has been a long work in progress, with sessions taking place in Nashville and Toronto since 2014. Marc describes the song selection process this way: “We’d be driving in the car together and would just get an idea for a song. When we got home, we’d sing it, and if we liked the way that went, we’d put a session together and demo it. If it passed that test, we put it on the list.”
The results are an enchanting mix of Jordan’s smoky resonance plus Sky’s alto trading lines effortlessly before bringing their masterful vocals into perfect harmony. Add in the impeccable musical contributions of top session players in both cities, and an album of wide and timeless appeal is revealed.
Watch the video for Free Fallin’ above and get more information at their website.
HE SANG SHE SANG TRACKLISTING
Fallin’ For You
Ooh Baby Baby
You Were Always On My Mind
Water From A Stone
Dimming Of The Day
I’ll Give You Wings
God Only Knows
Can We Stay?
I Have No Doubt