Katy J Pearson has today 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 today 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.
• LISTEN TO THE TRACK HERE • Katy J Pearson ft. Drug Store Romeos, Wet Leg, Sarah Meth •
The EP, which will be released digitally on Heavenly Recordings on 31st October, 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.
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.”
Katy, is currently writing for her third album and this summer saw her appear at Glastonbury, Visions and Kendal Calling festivals.
The track listing of the EP is as follows:
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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