I have been a Harry Connick Jr. fan for all of my adult life. He has the kind of voice that never gets old for me… I could listen to him for hours. So when I was given the chance to review his latest album, That Would Be Me, I jumped at the chance to find out what he was up to. He seems to always be changing up his sound. He’s been in music since the age of 5, when he started in New Orleans, playing piano with some of the best jazz musicians that have ever played. Over the last twenty-five years he has been more than merely successful as a musician, singer, composer, songwriter, arranger, AND bandleader…he has set the standard in the industry. Add to that his career in movies, on T.V., and on the Broadway stage! I honestly don’t know how he does it.
For Harry’s latest release he is working with outside producers for the first time in 25 years. I wasn’t sure how I felt about that at first, lol. I’ve always loved what Harry does producing his own music. He certainly doesn’t need outside help, but if you’re going to get it, it might as well be from producers who have worked with the likes of Sam Smith, Adele, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift, right? What came of the collaboration is a fun album that, in my opinion is a different sound for Harry Connick, Jr., while still remaining true to his soulful, New Orleans roots. Take a quick listen to this preview…
One of my favorite tracks on the album is called “Like We Do”. It’s an upbeat song about marriage vows…”Nobody does ‘I do’ like we do.” I love it! It’s just one of those songs that makes you want to sing along and then go hug your husband. “I Think I love You A Little Bit” is a fun track as well. Oh then there’s “Every Time I Fall In Love”… what can I say, I’m a sucker for the love songs. And again, his voice is one of my all time favorite voices and this song really let’s it shine.
I participated in the That Would Be Me album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.