Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles have premiered their new "How Deep is Your Love" performance video. You can check it out above.
"How Deep is Your Love" is a standout cut from the master guitarists' new collaborative album, Heart Songs.
Set for a January 11 release via CGP Sounds/Thirty Tigers, Heart Songs features arrangements of Hank Williams’ "Cold, Cold Heart," Billy Joel’s "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" and Michael McDonald’s "I Can Let Go Now" among its 14 tracks.
"A 'heart song' is really a love song," Emmanuel said. "Love has many facets—love of family, romantic love. So we started there and then looked for melodies that could be played with heart."
"And we tried to choose songs that people have heard," Knowles added. "So that when they hear them, even though we're not singing or they may not know all the words, they have a connection to these songs in their own hearts."
Regarding their playing on the album, Emmanuel said, "It was a wakeup call to not overplay, to be respectful and serve the music properly.”
“When you're being respectful to the melody, you're also respecting the listener's previous experience with that song," said Knowles. "We play into their expectations while at the same time surprising them now and then."
Emmanuel and Knowles will kick off a tour in support of Heart Songs in San Francisco on January 8, 2019.
For more information on the album and tour, head over to TommyEmmanuel.com.
Heart Songs track listing:
"Cold, Cold Heart" (written by Hank Williams)
"How Deep Is Your Love" (written by The Bee Gees)
"I Can't Stop Loving You" (written by Don Gibson)
"Somewhere" (written by Leonard Bernstein from West Side Story)
"I Can Let Go Now" (written by Michael McDonald)
"Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" (written by Billy Joel)
"After Paris" (written by John Knowles)
"Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (written by Roy Turk and Fred Ahlert)
"I Can't Make You Love Me" (written by Allen Shamblin and Michael Reid)
"Where Is Love" (written by Lionel Bart for Oliver!)
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (written by Bobby Russell and Bobby Scott)
"Eva Waits" (written by Tommy Emmanuel)
"Turning Home (Live)"
"How Deep Is Your Love (Live)"