Singer Judy Whitmore has released her new single and music video for “New York Medley” featuring American Songbook classics “How About You,” “Manhattan” and “Autumn in New York.” In the beautifully shot video featuring Billy Grubman, Judy’s brother, the upbeat visual showcases the duo embracing the hustle and bustle of New York City’s most scenic visuals. “New York Medley” is the second single off Judy’s full-length debut album Can’t We Be Friends, out November 18th, where she dives headfirst into the Great American Songbook and reimagines 12 staples with fearlessness, fire, and finesse. Recorded at Capitol Studios alongside collaborators John Sawoski and GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winning composer Michael Patterson, together, they’ve created a love letter to the Great American Songbook featuring classics such as “It Had To Be You,” “S’Wonderful,” “Can’t We Be Friends,” and many more. “New York Medley” follows Judy’s lead single/video from the album for “My Favorite Year” where she uplifts Michele Brourman and Karen Gottlieb’s heartfelt classic over cinematic strings with a combination of tender intuition and dynamic delivery that takes you back to the memories of your first romance. Track listing for Can’t We Be Friends below.
“My brother Billy and I first performed wearing pajamas in our parents’ living room. It’s been a long time since we used hair brushes for microphones,” shared Judy. “‘The New York Medley’ originated as part of our cabaret act “Two For the Road.” We love singing together – – and, we have real mics now!”