Bryan Ferry Gives Another Taste of Upcoming of Classic Covers ‘Love Letters EP’ with ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’

He’s the debonair Roxy Music frontman who went on to find solo success with his suave brand of artistic pop and charismatic vocals. Bryan Ferry returns with his first new music since his 2018 orchestral cabaret inspired LP Bitter-Sweet, this time he takes on classic pop standards including Love Letters and I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.

Love Letters would go on to find success in 1961 with singer Ketty Lester, whilst I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself from Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David would receive its most recognisable take from Dusty Springfield in 1964. Ferry’s spin on these tracks are subtly instrumented with violin and piano-heavy arrangements, with the singer’s absorbing vocals conjuring up nostalgic imagery of these classic tunes. There is an effortlessly suave element to Ferry’s delivery of both songs making them hugely listenable.

Ferry will be compiling the tracks in a four-song EP Love Letters set for release on May 6th. They will be joined by the singer’s take on Elvin Bishop’s Fooled Around And Fell In Love and a new take on thirties standard The Very Thought Of You popularised by Billie Holiday and Nat King Cole.

The Roxy Music crooner shared: “I like extending my repertoire by covering songs from different genres and different times. It can be an interesting challenge, finding the best way to interpret them in my own style – whatever that may be.”

It’s great to have some new Bryan Ferry music to enjoy. We hope that after this foray into covers that the singer will be delving back into the suave adult dance sounds of previous albums Avonmore and Olympia.

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