Billboard notes that, “over the course of six decades of songwriting, Burt Bacharach has teamed with an impressive cadre of collaborators, most notably Hal David but also ex-wife Carole Bayer Sager and Elvis Costello, among others.” Now he’s working with Melody Federer, who sang with him as a special guest during a 2019 concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The two worked together to craft “Bridges,” and Bacharach said hearing the singer’s voice took his breath away. Federer told Billboard, “I grew up in a turbulent home environment, but we would always listen to Burt Bacharach and Herb Alpert and the Carpenters. My mom would sing me those songs when I was little, ‘Close to You’ and all of them. So it was huge to meet him, much less write with him.”
Read all about “Bridges” – and hear it – right here.