For his latest album, Strictly Come Dancing star Peter Andre has covered Rat Pack classics including Come Fly With Me and Mac The Knife
It’s been over a year since he last released any new music, but Peter Andre is ready to get back into the swing of things. And when we say swing, we mean swing!
The star’s latest album sees him take on a number of Rat Pack classics, including Come Fly With Me, Mac The Knife and Ain’t That A Kick In The Head.
The album – also titled Come Fly With Me – was inspired in part by the 100th anniversary of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra‘s birth, and features a full brass section to really nail the swingin’ sound.
The black and white album cover sees Pete looking suitably suited and booted as he cradles a retro microphone in his hand and looks all soulful. Swoon!
Speaking about the upcoming release, Peter said: ‘All of these songs are great great classics.
‘The fact that we’re celebrating hundred years of Frank Sinatra makes the choice even better because you can start to pick some of the favourites that Franky was really well-known for.’
He added: ‘When you listen to these old classics, you realise what real music is.’
Set to hit shelves on 16 October, the release handily coincides with Pete’s stint on Strictly Come Dancing. Sequins and swing – we can’t think of a better combination!
Of course, Pete isn’t the first singer to take on the swingin’ sounds of Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack.
Former Take That star Robbie Williams stayed at the number one spot for six weeks with his 2002 album Swing When You’re Winning.
And Michael Buble’s swing-influenced albums are a permanent fixture on our iTunes account.
So, can Pete replicate the success of his fellow swing artists? We’ll have to wait until the album is released next month to find out – but, with his smooth voice and natural charm, we reckon he’s got it covered!