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Katy J Pearson Shares “Fire Leap” (ft. Wet Leg, Drug Store Romeos & Sarah Meth) – New EP Out October 31st via Heavenly

September 26, 2023
Press shot credit: H. Hawkline

Katy J Pearson Shares “Fire Leap” (ft. Wet Leg, Drug Store Romeos & Sarah Meth)

Announces Katy J Pearson & Friends Present Songs From The Wicker Man

Out via Heavenly Recordings – October 31


Katy J Pearson
 has shared “Fire Leap”, a track taken from Katy J Pearson & Friends Present Songs From The Wicker Man, an 8-track EP featuring covers of tracks from The Wicker Man soundtrack which is out now as part of the 5-disc The Wicker Man 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. The track also features musical contributions from Drug Store Romeos, Wet Leg and Sarah Meth.

The EP, which will be released digitally on Heavenly Recordings on October 31, also features musical contributions from H Hawkline, The Broadside Hacks, Orbury Common and Bert Ussher as well as remixes by Richard Norris and Stone Club.

The EP came about as Katy had previously included a cover of “Willow’s Song”, Paul Giovanni’s track from the soundtrack to the 1973 cult film The Wicker Man, on her last album, Sound Of The Morning, released on Heavenly Recordings in July 2022.

https://ffm.to/katyjpearson-fireleap

Katy is back with this dramatic ensemble that provides a stirring influence. “Fire Leap” embraces this powerful character, resembling this forceful old fashioned rhyme. The added vocal harmonies chanting and repeating the lyrics all loop and add this vivid influx into the landscape. Darker brooding melodies and experimental tones pierce through the creation and direct the addictive and lasting impression.

She was subsequently asked to re-imagine the soundtrack for the 5-disc The Wicker Man 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, Studiocanal’s box set reissue of the cult Brit-horror film to mark the film’s 50th anniversary.

Earlier this year Katy released her new version of ‘Willow’s Song, re-recorded especially for the EP and featuring London folk collective Broadside Hacks, to coincide with THE WICKER MAN: THE FINAL CUT, which was shown for one night only at a number of UK cinemas and the Pilton Palais Cinema on the first night of Glastonbury Festival on the evening of Summer Solstice, June 21. Katy also played a secret set at Glastonbury’s Crow’s Nest to a packed tent ahead of the festival screening.

Talking about the EP, Candy Vincent-Smith of STUDIOCANAL said:

Introducing a younger audience to the classic films in our library is so important to us, and so we jumped at the chance to work with Katy J Pearson and Heavenly, to breathe new life into The Wicker Man’s iconic soundtrack. This very special E.P. aims to bring a whole new generation of film and music fans to worship at the feet of this brilliantly scary cult film, in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.”

1. Katy J Pearson ft. Drug Store Romeos, Wet Leg and Sarah Meth – Fire Leap

2. Katy J Pearson & Broadside Hacks – Willow’s Song

3. Katy J Pearson & H. Hawkline – Gently Johnny

4. Katy J Pearson & Orbury Common, Bert Ussher – Maypole

5. Katy J Pearson & Broadside Hacks – Lullaby

6. Katy J Pearson & H. Hawkline – Gently Johnny (Stone Club Remix)

7. Katy J Pearson – Willow’s Song (Richard Norris Ritual Mix)

8. Katy J Pearson – Willow’s Song album version

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https://katyjpearson.bandcamp.com/track/fire-leap

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1 Comment

  • Reply Zachary Luke September 26, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Cool track 👏

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