The country artists put their own spin on the 1963 hit “Be My Baby” for Roses’ upcoming album, Heartbreaker of the Year, which Malo helped produce. Mano and Rose supply a slower and steamier version of the track, which was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, originally produced by Phil Spector. It’s a very experimental take on the song that so many know and love, but one that effectively showcases both artists’ talents.
“Singing with Raul on “Be My Baby” was daunting and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have doubts about the duet,” Rose told Rolling Stone Country. “But I’m really proud of how it turned out. It can be tough to cover songs effectively — especially songs as celebrated as “Be My Baby” — and I think we accomplished that.”
Malo says he’s nothing but proud of the newcomer.
“I love this record,” he said of Rose’s upcoming release. “I’m honored to have played a part in making it. The songs are so strong no one could ruin them… not even me.”