I once had a conversation with a particularly nerdy roommate of mine about how the music world is like a series of molecules floating around. Sometimes those molecules collide and the resulting energy is greater than the sum of their parts. Once that new energy is created, it goes on forever. Think about how many thousands of musicians are on the planet. Though they each have their own energy, their collision can result in a unique type of power.
Over 50 years ago, The Everly Brothers came together to create a new kind of clean and simple pop that would influence a generation of popular music. Their style and harmonies stand prevalent in the music of The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Today that energy metaphor is playing out in a very specific way as two musicians that are both amazing in their own rights — Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and singer-songwriter Norah Jones — have collided for a collaboration that will surely be a great way to remember the classic Everly Brothers duo.
It seems that a lot of artists are forgotten these days, and their mark is lost on the youth, but Armstrong and Jones have gotten together to create Foreverly, a 12-song cover album that pays tribute to the group that had so much influence on music. On November 25th, a dozen of Armstrong and Jones’ favorite songs by the Everly Brothers will be released to help music fans remember this beautiful and important piece of musical history.
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