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Canadian music icons collaborate on new album

By Jim Gordon and Leeta Liepins

Published 4:07 PDT, Fri May 13, 2022

Multi-million selling Canadian singer/songwriters Marc Jordan and Amy Sky have just released their first-ever album duet collaboration, He Sang She Sang, via Linus Entertainment. 

The 13-song album is a collection of fresh takes on beloved classics alongside original new compositions. It also marks the first time this prolific duo—married for 34 years—has recorded an entire album together.

The Our City Tonight team recently sat down with Jordan and Sky to chat about the new album.

Amy, you both have had long successful careers as musicians and have written and produced with a lot of top entertainers including Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Chicago, Olivia Newton-John, Cher, and Heart. You have also had your own solo careers. Why did it take so long to bring you two together (to collaborate) musically?

Sky: We love each other and wanted to stay married.

You have kids, and you are into that empty-nest stage now. Did that make it easier to want to do the album?

Sky: Absolutely—part of the reason that we’ve done very little work performing together over the years is the family obligations. Now our kids don’t live at home—they don’t even live in Canada anymore, so we can do whatever we want.

Marc, this new album is full of classics from the likes of Smokey Robinson, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and a song that for our money, pound for pound, is one of the best romantic songs ever: The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” How do you select the classics and how did you select your own stuff to add to this great collection?

Jordan: When Amy and I drive in the car, we always listen to music. Especially this last trip when we drove down to Florida (where Amy is now), and we have these long periods of time where we listen to music. (We look for) the stuff that sticks and the stuff that we love to hear over and over again, and the stuff that suits our voices, and the stuff that you can make duets out of as well—you can’t do that with every song, as that doesn’t make sense. So, it takes a bit of curating but we have had a lot of years to do it. We have been working on this record for about four years, or maybe more.

Sky: We started the recording process seven years ago. On one of our first trips from Florida to Toronto, we stopped off in Nashville and did some recording. “Free Fallin’” was one of the first songs we cut because we are both influenced by singer-songwriters of the 1970s, but for the rest of the record we wanted to reflect a melding of our influences. We hit that marriage of the jazz harmonies and the acoustic instrumentation that really sort of helped us form the original songs we were going to do. 

Are you hoping to get back on tour this summer? 

Sky: Marc is actually touring with (Canadian musical group) Lunch At Allen’s in June. Our actual tour for this album is going to be in November. If things keep moving in the right direction, we’ll be on the road in Ontario in November and then probably in 2023 for the rest of Canada. 

To watch the full video interview, visit

Jim Gordon and Leeta Liepins are contributing writers to the Richmond Sentinel.

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