Mark Tremonti took the music world by surprise last month by releasing his video for “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and announcing a full album of Frank Sinatra covers with members of Frank’s orchestra. Now he’s back for a second taste of this special record, dropping the video for his performance of “Fly Me to the Moon.”
They say it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, and that’s definitely the case as Sinatra’s band members are in fine form bringing this classic to life with Tremonti’s eerily close take on this Sinatra favorite. At the end of the clip, you can hear the words uttered, “Sounds like a good one to me, that was poppin’,” which is a pretty accurate assessment of the performance.
The song is the latest to arrive from Tremonti’s Tremonti Sings Sinatra album that is part of his Take a Chance for Charity initiative. “My biggest thing is to get Take a Chance for Charity happening,” Tremonti told us in an interview last month. “And this project was all done under the Take a Chance for Charity umbrella, which is an organization that I want to start that gets other musicians or athletes or actors or whoever has a fan base or platform to do something strange or outside of their comfort zone. It’s something their fan base would not know about. Maybe it’s some hidden passion that maybe people have always been nervous to put out there because it’s something different.” Learn more about Tremonti’s goal with the initiative here.
Within that initiative and the album release, all proceeds will go to support the NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society), a charity that Tremonti has become very familiar with as his daughter Stella has Down Syndrome. “It’s my new life’s purpose do as much as I can to raise money for Down Syndrome,” said Tremonti in the same interview.
The 14-track Tremonti Sings Sinatra is scheduled for release on May 27 and pre-orders are available here. In addition to the album release, Tremonti and members of Sinatra’s orchestra will perform at a sold out charity benefit in Orlando, Florida at the Abbey on May 14.