“She said she was grateful I asked!” Luke Evans duets with Nicole Kidman on his new album – after they enjoyed an impromptu sing-along at her Sydney home
Luke Evans has joined forces with Nicole Kidman for a duet of the song Say Something, which will appear on his upcoming album A Song For You.
The actor, 43, revealed the performance came about after she enjoyed an impromptu sing-along at her Sydney home.
Leading up to the release of his album on November 4, Luke revealed that Nicole was “so grateful” that he asked her to do a duet for the song, describing the actress as “a sweet human being full of grace, humility.” and warmth’.
Coming Soon: Luke Evans has joined forces with Nicole Kidman for a duet of the song Say Something, which will appear on his upcoming album A Song For You
The Luke and Nicole duet is an arrangement for a song in which Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World won the 2015 Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
The pair met while filming the Hulu miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers in Australia, and spent five months working together and bonding.
Luke explains: “As we wrapped up the show, we had dinner one night at Keith and Nicole’s house in Sydney.
Heavenly music: The actor revealed the performance came about after they enjoyed an impromptu sing-along at Nicole’s home in Sydney (the actress is pictured in January 2020)
After dinner Nicole said, ‘Okay, you sing, Keith is going to play the piano. He’ll play anything, just tell him the number.” So everyone came around the grand piano in their living room and I sang Adele’s Make You Feel My Love.
“I knew Nicole loved to sing, so she joined in and we sang along. It was an evening I will never forget.’
Luke revealed that as he prepared to record his cover of Say Something, he realized that Nicole would be the perfect singing partner, and when he asked her, she immediately said yes.
He continued: “I already had that song in my head because I knew it would fit both of our voices really well. I knew they would blend together perfectly, so I sent them the track and Nicole loved it right away.
Coming Soon: Luke Revealed He and Nicole Met While Filming the Hulu Miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers
“She went into the recording studio in Nashville with Keith and recorded her part of the song. I have a little video of her recording in the cabin. I think she really enjoyed it.
“She said she was grateful I asked her. Satisfying? You have no idea how grateful I am!’ She is a sweet person full of courtesy, humility and warmth. She was so generous with her time. To do something like that was very special.’
A Song For You takes its title from the Donny Hathaway song which is one of Evans’ lifelong favorites, opening the 14 track selection on his album.
Friends: Luke’s album also features a duet with Welsh co-star Charlotte Church, for the song Come What Mayy (Charlotte pictured in May)
The collection also includes a duet with Welsh co-star Charlotte Church for the song Come What May.
Luke also had a very successful stage career, appearing in Rent and Miss Saigon, and most recently starring in the 2022 film Pinocchio.
But his first love has always been music. “I feel really lucky as a singer, my first love, to do it again,” he said.
And to sing these magical songs on an album I’ll have for the rest of my life. I want everyone to share that joy too.”
Movie star: The Welshman is in high demand as an actor, in the UK and internationally