Actor/comedian Paul Reiser of Mad About You and Diner fame has teamed up with British singer-songwriter Julia Fordham for Unusual Suspects, an album of songs featuring Fordham’s vocals and Reiser’s piano playing. Fordham contributed the lyrics, while Reiser, a composition major in college, wrote the music.
The comedian explains the collaboration in an article he wrote for the Huffington Post. In it, Reiser describes the collaborations on Unusual Suspects as “bittersweet songs about loves that have died, loves that are dying, loves that you wish would do you a favor and die… surprisingly heavy stuff for two pretty contented people. (I wanted to call the album “Why So Sad?” but have been dissuaded.)”
The album’s first single is “UnSung Hero,” which pays tribute to U.S. troops serving overseas and their families, who offer support from home. The single is available for purchase on Amazon.com and iTunes. Unusual Suspects will be released November 9, 2010. Get a free download of the track “Fine” at Juliafordham.com.