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Photo credits: Jesus Cordero and David Abbott/courtesy of Press Here Publicity
Photo credits: Jesus Cordero and David Abbott/courtesy of Press Here Publicity

Julio Iglesias Jr. & Brian McKnight release Stevie Wonder medley


Fri, Oct 14th 2022 03:15 pm

‘Overjoyed / I Just Called to Say I Love You / Isn't She Lovely’ From Julio’s ‘Under The Covers’ album out Feb. 7

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International recording artist Julio Iglesias Jr. has released his new single, a duet of a Stevie Wonder medley with Brian McKnight – press here to listen to “Overjoyed / I Just Called to Say I Love You / Isn't She Lovely,” from Iglesias’ new album, “Under The Covers,” out Feb. 7 and produced by Grammy-winning producer Rudy Pérez.

A press release said, “Featuring Julio and Brian’s smooth, soulful vocals set to a reimagining of Stevie’s classic hits, the medley arrives alongside a live performance video.”

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“Rudy and I knew we needed a Stevie Wonder cover on this record, but when we looked at his repertoire, we realized it was impossible to choose just one song. We ended up taking these three songs and turning it into a beautiful medley, and who better to sing it with me than Brian McKnight?” Iglesias said.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with Julio Jr. I was honored to even be asked. Bringing separate cultures together through Stevie Wonder’s music is a win-win situation for me,“ McKnight said.

Iglesias also recently released "Into The Night," a duet with Benny Mardones that offers a new take on Mardones’ 1980 hit. Press here to watch the live performance video “brimming with Julio’s irresistible warmth on stage.”

The press release continued, “ ‘Under The Covers’ finds Julio reinterpreting an eclectic mix of pop songs in the classic sound of big band and swing – a supreme fit for his crooner voice and innate elegance as a song interpreter. The album’s selection of songs feels like a soundtrack to our lives, evoking good memories and brightening the heart.

“The album includes lush renditions of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What's Going On,’ Tears for Fears’ ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World,’ Billy Joel’s ‘Just The Way You Are,’ Belinda Carlisle’s ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth,’ Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You,’ and Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game,’ and duets with other special guests including ‘I’m Too Sexy’ with Right Said Fred and ‘Careless Whisper’ with Jewel.”

The press release added, “Julio Iglesias Jr. has lived a life steeped in the transcendent power of music as part of one of the most talented and recognizable families in entertainment. Since first taking the stage with his legendary father as a small child, the Madrid-born artist has turned out global musical projects in a dazzling expanse of genres; toured with icons like Cher; records in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese; and continues to deliver crowd-thrilling performances where he finds unparalleled joy being able to authentically connect with audiences on stage.”

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