Featuring classic songs from the worlds of pop, jazz, R&B and Broadway with innovative twists, the new recording has musical arrangements by Gary Adler, Mary Ann McSweeney, Jesse Vargas and Leung. The complete album, produced by Michael Croiter, will also be available on Amazon.com and at live performances.
"All of the selections from 'Songs for You' are classics," said Leung in an earlier statement, "and I worship at the altar of the artists that originated them. The challenge for me and my musicians: how to make them our own. We discovered that the way to truly do that was to not think of ‘the self’ at all, but to focus the sentiment and the energy of the song towards someone else. Who are we singing to? Why are we singing this song? When we found the ‘who’ in the song, we found our way in. We unearthed a deep, personal connection to the music that made these timeless songs come to life again. We hope that our listeners will feel the generosity of spirit that was intended with each track."
The complete track listing follows: 1) Human Nature
2) New York State of Mind
4) Being Alive (from the musical Company)
5) Leaving On A Jet Plane
6) I Just Had to Hear Your Voice
7) Second Chances (from the musical Allegiance)
8) (Send Me) On My Way (Originally performed by Rusted Root / from the musical Violet)
9) You Gotta Be
11) Make Your Own Kind of Music
12) A Song for You
For tickets (priced $30) to Leung's 7 PM show at Joe's Pub on Nov. 23 call (212) 967-7555 or visit joespub.com.
For more information on "Songs for You," visit YellowSoundLabel.com.