We could not be more excited about the October 27th release of Gregory Porter’s third Blue Note Records LP, Nat King Cole & Me, which finds the jazz-soul powerhouse offering his unique take on the songs of the legendary crooner. “He was one of a kind,” Porter explains in an official statement. “He left such great music—such beautiful things to listen to that you can’t help but be influenced by that extraordinary timbre, style, and ultimate cool. It’s only natural that I go to the root of my inspiration and where I come from. And that root would be my mother and gospel music and Nat King Cole.” Listen to the symphonic swell of the project’s lead track “Smile” below.