Harry Connick Jr.'s New Album "Pops"

Three-time Grammy winner Harry Connick Jr. has just released a new album, and we are absolutely loving it!

Connick, who is usually 100% in charge of the production of his albums, gave up a little of that control for the first time in 25 years to take a collaborative approach on this new project, working alongside producers Eg White (Sam Smith, Adele) and Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Pink). Recorded in London and Nashville, That Would Be Me explores his "pop" side, a new musical direction for the crooner.

The album includes 11 funky, blues-laced songs, such as the lead single "(I Do) Like We Do," along with "(I Like It When You) Smile," "Songwriter," and the Motown-flavored "You Don't Need a Man," which we can totally imagine the Four Tops or The Temptations singing as well.

P.S. We love that musical instruments and objects compose his portrait on the album cover!

Catch him on the upcoming farewell season of American Idol, starting in January.