Cover of the new Harry Connick Jr. album | via

Long running New Orleans singer-songwriter Harry Connick Jr. is back with a new album this fall. His first single from That Would Be Me, “(I Do) Like We Do” was XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week this week, and yesterday morning, Connick phoned into the Morning Show for a chat with Mike Vasilikos.

In their conversation, Connick talks about his recent visit to Philly when he sang at the Papal visit – “there’s something about Pope Francis that’s very special” –  and talks about how his New Orleans roots come out naturally in the new single – “it’s a country song, Butch Walker who produced it is a country artist. but being from Louisiana, [that New Orleans influence] feels comfortable to me.” He also compares and contrasts working with Walker and Eg White on production – they had “different processes, both a heck of a lot of fun” – and says he’s excited about the new record’s eclectic sound – “it’s not a jazz record, I’ll put it that way.”

That Would Be Me is out on October 23rd via Columbia Records. Listen to his interview with Mike V. and check out “(I Do) Like We Do” below.