Beauty And The Beast star Luke Evans has signed to BMG.
As revealed in Music Week’s Q4 special, the actor and singer will release his debut At Last on November 22.
The first track to be released from the album will be an orchestral rendition of the Pat Benatar rock classic Love Is A Battlefield, released on October 11.
The album’s song selection includes U2’s With Or Without You, Maria McKee’s Show Me Heaven and Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time, along with the Etta James Jazz standard At Last and First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.
Evans said: “The album is a reimagining of very well-known tracks. So we were looking for tracks that we could strip right back down to the bare essentials and then add new arrangements. Turning an ‘80s pop anthem or power ballad into something more acoustic or intimate – but retaining the essence of the original.”
Recorded in early 2019 at Sarm Studios in London, Evans worked with producer Steve Anderson (Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Take That), the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and string arranger/composer Cliff Masterson (Kylie, Michael McDonald, Emeli Sandé).
Evans appeared in huge Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and The Furious, The Girl On The Train, The Hobbit, 3 Musketeers and Clash Of The Titans.