“Put on your dancing shoes,” as vet songwriters Kate Tucker, Ross Flournoy team up for collection of pop tunes “with the ability to part the clouds.”
Little Reader (L-R): Kate Tucker, Ross Flournoy. Photo credit: Dan Long.
The Big Score by Little Reader (produced by Mark Watrous of The Shins) is out today. Stream it at Spotify!
Grab a four-track Little Reader album sampler “Selected Readings From The Big Score” at Noisetrade!
“Put on your dancing shoes and go on the trip of a lifetime.” — Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco
“Did you know we had a song on Brooklyn Nine-Nine?! Neither did we ;) Catch ‘Speed of Light’ in Season 4 Episode 16.” – Little Reader
“All praise the pop song with the ability to part the clouds.” — Buzzbands.la
“Little Reader have laboriously cemented their sun-bleached version of pop.” — Popdust
Little Reader is Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kate 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, produced by Mark Watrous of The Shins, is out today. Stream The Big Score at Spotify here.
The world is quickly discovering the pop songwriting superpowers of these two, with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco premiering the addictive music video for Little Reader’s first single “Speed of Light” (featuring the life-affirming dance moves of Shan Turner-Carroll cutting a rug in Iceland), and the song recently surprising the duo by popping up in an episode of Fox’s award-winning sitcom hit “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
The fun vibes of Tucker and Flournoy’s songs reflect their personalities, as heard in this Spotify playlist of “Pajama Jams” that they listened to while making The Big Score, and as seen in the first edition of their “Real Talk With Little Reader and The Big Score” YouTube series.
“Kate lives in Nashville. Ross lives in LA. Communication is key, so they talk every day” explains the premise of their daily Skype interactions, which they record, edit, and then share. How did they arrive at the name Little Reader, and how did they choose to call the album The Big Score? All is revealed in the first episode!
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 is out today. Little Reader is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
The Big Score
02. Running Toward the Sun
04. Give It
05. Light as a Feather
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