“Harmonies and Hair” are on the cards for Bette Midler’s new album, a musical tribute to classic girl groups titled ‘It’s The Girls.’
“I have loved the sound of females harmonising since I was a kid; I always sang along. Didn’t we all?” The Divine Miss M told Billboard.com in an interview revealing the album ahead of its release in November.
“I think the idea that you could become part of the group was the thing that endeared me to the girl groups. You weren’t just singing along, you were THERE!”
As well as her new takes on songs from girl groups such as The Ronettes and The Supremes, Bette also sings a cabaret cover of 90s group TLC’s socially conscious 1995 hit “Waterfalls”.
“The ‘60s were the height of girl-group frenzy, so there were a lot of songs to choose from,” Bette told Billboard.com.
“But from the ‘90s on, my favorites were TLC and Destiny’s Child.”
“Waterfalls’ was a heartbreaker, especially if you were a mom, and it had a big effect on me. I never thought I would have the nerve to sing it, but we had an idea for it that works, and I am so glad I took the chance.”