Jeff Goldblum has collaborated with jazz singer Gregory Porter on a cover of “Make Someone Happy,” which first appeared as part of the 1960 Broadway musical Do Re Mi
On the track, Porter delivers lush vocals while backed by the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Goldbum’s longtime band. “Fame, if you win it, comes and goes in a minute / Where’s the real stuff in life to cling to? / Love is the answer, someone to love is the answer / Once you’ve found her, build your world around her,” he sings.
“There are a lot of great singers, both past and present, and the truly classic ones have that unmistakable sound that grabs you immediately. Gregory Porter is one of those singers,” Goldblum wrote on Facebook. “His humanity and musicianship burn brighter than a supernova. I’m honored to have met him, played with him and I’m wildly happy that he’s on our new record.”
“Make Someone Happy” is the second cut from Goldblum’s forthcoming album I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, following the Sharon Van Etten-assisted “Let’s Face the Music and Dance.” The album is due out November 1 via Decca Records.
Listen to “Make Someone Happy” below: