JAMES WILLIAMSON AND THE PINK HEARTS – “PINK HEARTS ACROSS THE SKY”
A Spill Exclusive Video Premiere
A 2010 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Stooges, James Williamson is now set to make his most stylistically diverse musical statement to date with his new group, James Williamson & the Pink Hearts. Fronted by Los Angeles-based vocalists Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs) and Petra Haden (That Dog, The Haden Triplets), the Pink Hearts’ repertoire encompasses everything from feral rockers to soul-searching balladry. Behind the Shade by James Williamson & the Pink Hearts will be released on LP+CD, standalone CD, and digitally by Leopard Lady Records on Friday, June 22, 2018. The “Pink Hearts Across the Sky” video was directed and animated by Emily Hubley whose credits include animated sequences in the feature film Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the music documentary Danny Says.
The unlikely inspiration for “Pink Hearts Across the Sky,” sung by Petra Haden, was a traffic jam on the 110 North Freeway in Los Angeles. Co-songwriter/lyricist Meyer recalls: “Traffic was at a standstill so I was forced to stare into the brown polluted skyline. Out of nowhere, a pink heart balloon came slowly drifting view, cutting a swath of happiness across the dirty, soot-laden depression of the horizon. I grabbed my phone and wrote the title in my notes. By the time I got home, James had sent me an instrumental piece of music to work with and it seemed to fit the mood I was going for with that title. I wrote the lyrics that night, thinking it would be a good fit for Petra’s voice.”
James Williamson And The Pink Hearts
Behind The Shade
(Leopard Lady Records)
Release Date: June 22, 2018