Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Sunday - Pieta Brown & JT Bates (ft. CARM) (Official Video)



Beloved singer/songwriter Pieta Brown has teamed up with acclaimed percussionist/producer JT Bates (Bonny Light Horseman, Big Red Machine, Taylor Swift) for two new singles to be released through Righteous Babe Records. Today they shared the second track titled “Sunday” featuring additional instrumentation by CJ Camerieri (Carm, yMusic, Bon Iver, Paul Simon) along with a video by actor/dancer/model Brandise Danesewich.

Watch the video for “Sunday” HERE
“We composed ‘Sunday’ out of many layers of fragments, starting with my guitar fragment and a few ambient recording fragments I had made and sent to JT,” said Pieta. “At some point in the back and forth I caught a spark and sang to the instrumental piece we had started forming. I sang without thinking and my first response stuck to the track. I reckon survival has always been a universal theme, but it's feeling like it’s everywhere right now...for everyone. I was surprised by what I sang, but as soon as I had the vocals I kept hearing/imagining a horn section and so JT reached out to CJ. CJ's arrangements feel perfect: open, poignant, and a bit playful. Jeremy Ylvisaker and Chris Bates brought even more music to the track. The song is called ‘Sunday’ because I recorded the acoustic guitar fragment on a Sunday, and it was this fragment that JT first responded to out of the pile of noise I sent him. We send this song out to all survivors! With love!”
“I’ve long been a fan of Pieta Brown’s songwriting and musicianship so I was over the moon when JT Bates asked me to be a part of this song,” said CJ. “I immediately latched onto these beautiful melodic fragments that JT played on the keyboard and the brass arrangement came quickly to me thereafter. I’m really honored to be a part of this incredibly unique and gorgeous track.”
“Bringing Carm's brass voice into the track really took ‘Sunday’ to a new and inspirational level,” continued Bates. “Once we had that in place, it became clear how to have Chris Bates and Jeremy Ylvisaker complete the whole sound. I'm very proud of this music and excited to share it.”
“Sunday” follows the release of first single “Is / Was,” a slow-burning experimental ballad anchored by Brown’s stirring guitars and dreamy vocals and Bates’ innovative beats and ethereal instrumentation.

Hailed as a “self-styled poetess, folk goddess, and country waif” by the BBC, Brown first came to international prominence with the release of her self-titled debut in 2002. Over the course of the ensuing two decades, she’s gone on to release another seven critically acclaimed records, prompting NPR to applaud her “moody, ethereal” songwriting, and The New York Times to praise her “sweet, smokey voice.” She has garnered praise and support from a wide array of peers and mentors, including legendary producer Don Was, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Ani DiFranco, and Mark Knopfler. She’s also toured the US and Europe extensively, as well as shared the stage with artists such as John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Emmylous Harris, JJ Cale, Neko Case, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, and Iris Dement.

For her most recent full-length album Freeway, Brown enlisted producer S. Carey and recorded all 11 tracks over the course of just three days at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios. The results earned widespread critical acclaim from NPR Music, Stereogum, Billboard, Flood MagazinePasteAmerican SongwriterFolk Alley, and Relix Magazine among others. She followed that shortly after with the bold and experimental single “Follow You” as well as an EP/digital triptych collaboration recorded at Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s HIVER Festival called We Are Not Machines featuring Ani DiFranco, S. Carey, Brian Joseph, and more.
Pieta Brown
Missing Piece Group
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