Nashville meets L.A. as veteran songwriters Kate Tucker, Ross Flournoy make “The Big Score,” out May 19th. Hear “Burn Eternal” now.
Little Reader (L-R): Kate Tucker, Ross Flournoy. Photo credit: Dan Long.
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“You know the phrase ‘It was a messy breakup’? Well that’s what hit me when Ross brought the beginnings of ‘Burn Eternal,’” says Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kate Tucker of the inspiration behind the latest single from the upcoming debut album by Little Reader, Tucker’s new and unexpected pop music collaboration with Los Angeles-based songwriter and guitarist, Ross Flournoy, late of Merge Records bands The Broken West and Apex Manor.
The duo’s debut album The Big Score (out May 19th) was produced by Mark Watrous of The Shins.
For his part, Flournoy explains, “This is a song I had started eight or nine years ago but never finished. When Kate and I started writing together, I dusted it off and we finished it. I love her singing on this one — especially all her harmonies on the choruses. We were going for an early 80s Pretenders kind of thing.”
Also out now is the music video for the first Little Reader single “Speed of Light,” featuring the life-affirming dance moves of visual artist Shan Turner-Carroll. The clip, shot in Iceland, streaming now via Team Coco or YouTube, and the song already available via the usual streaming providers, as well.
In addition to working on their own projects, Tucker and Flournoy have both found success writing for others in recent years. If you’ve watched Jake Tapper’s CNN show, then you’ve heard Flournoy’s theme music, and Tucker has found herself on stage at the Sundance Film Festival for her work in film scoring and soundtracks. Between the two of them, dozens of television shows have used Tucker and Flournoy’s songs.
So, when these two met for the first time, in the hills over Los Angeles, it was merely to try writing together at the request of their publisher Rough Trade, or as Tucker jokes, “It was basically as blind a date as a co-write can be.” But, as we now know, the pair ultimately decided to take it all the way, and soon, Flournoy was in Nashville recording with Kate and her mates.
The Big Score by Little Reader arrives May 19th, preceded by the single “Burn Eternal,” and the single and music video “Speed of Light.” Little Reader is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
The Big Score
May 19th, 2017
02. Running Toward the Sun
04. Give It
05. Light as a Feather
06. Disappearing One
07. Love Lust Life
08. Strange Lightning
09. Best Regret
10. Here Forever
11. Point of No Return (Bonus Track)
Little Reader Links
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion