Ex-Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and his girlfriend, Australian guitar whiz Orianthi, released the latest in their series of collaborative recordings on Friday — a pair of love-themed singles that arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day.
One track is a rocking cover of the chart-topping 1965 Sonny & Cher duet “I Got You Babe,” while the second is an original ballad called “Forever All the Way.”
“‘I Got You Babe’ is one of the best duets of all time, and it’s a song that reminds us that true affection has no limitations,” says Sambora in a statement. “Ori and I loved paying homage to this timeless Sonny & Cher classic.”
About the other track, the couple — who’ve been releasing their music under the moniker RSO — says, “We’ve been doing our own duets and writing so much music together as RSO, and ‘Forever All The Way’ is a song we wrote about sincere commitment. And just like Valentine’s Day, this song isn’t only about romance, it’s also about love for a child, a parent, a friend or a family member.”
Prior to the new singles, Sambora and Orianthi released a pair of EPs: Rise in September of 2017 and Making History in December. Their debut album is scheduled to arrive in April, the same month Richie will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Bon Jovi.
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