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Lady Gaga takes it over the top on 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' collaboration with Brian Newman / Consequence of Sound

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Lady Gaga is just weeks away from launching not one but two Las Vegas residencies. One, entitled "Lady Gaga Enigma", will focus on her pop smash hits. The other, "Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano", will strip down those songs and place them alongside classics from the Great American Songbook to showcase Gaga's true vocal talents. Her longtime friend and trumpeter Brian Newman will serve as bandleader for "Jazz & Piano", and a new collaborative cover demonstrates just how powerful that show will be.

Taken from Newman's new album, Showboat, their cover of Nina Simone's classic "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" is a bluesy remake lush with smoky, inky horn blasts. Gaga takes it all over the top with her jaw-dropping performance, her vocals wrapped in a jazz-era moodiness as she belts for the ceiling.

LISTEN TO THE TRACK via Consequence of Sound