Delta Goodrem Is Releasing An Olivia Newton-John Covers Album
The Olivia Newton-John revival is in full swing! Juliana Hatfield recently dropped an album of ONJ covers and now Delta Goodrem is doing the same thing. However, it’s (slightly) less random in this case. After all, Delta plays the Grease superstar in an upcoming biopic called Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You. “I couldn’t think of anyone better to play my life,” the pop legend says in a press release. “I respect Delta as a person and as an artist. I love her voice; she has an amazing range, and whoa, she does things vocally that just take my breath away.”
They even join forces for a couple of duets including a cover of a much-loved 1998 ballad. “When we wrote ‘Love Is A Gift,’ we wrote it as a love song. Now, when [Delta and I] sing it, it’s about friendship and love between friends. And so it still has the same meaning; it’s just a different time for the song.” The “Think About You” singer is similarly enthusiastic about the duet. “I love the sentiment of this song – the lyrics just hit me and the simplicity of the message saying love is a gift.” She is also glad for another present from the universe.
“Having Olivia as a friend for all these years has been such an incredible gift,” Delta raves. “From a young age, she was an artist I admired and looked up to.” I Honestly Love You arrives on May 11 (you can pre-order it here). See the tracklist below as well as a clip of the Aussie divas in the studio together.
Delta Goodrem’s I Honestly Love You tracklist:
1. You’re the One That I Want (feat. Dan Sultan)
2. I Honestly Love You
5. Hopelessly Devoted To You
7. Let Me Be There (Delta Goodrem & Olivia Newton-John)
8. Today (feat. Georgia Flood)
9. Till You Say You’ll Be Mine
10. Anyone Who Had A Heart
11. If Not For You
12. Trust Yourself
13. Love is a Gift (Delta Goodrem & Olivia Newton-John)