NEWS: Katy J Pearson reveals video, ‘Howl,’ ahead of upcoming UK Tour

Breakthrough singer-songwriter, Katy J Pearson, has just shared a video for ‘Howl’, the latest track to be taken from her second album, Sound of the Morning, out now on Heavenly Recordings. Her magnetic blend of soaring, widescreen melodies and warm, intimate storytelling has echoes of Kate Bush and her second album recently peaked at number one in the indie charts. Katy said: “The song is about when you love someone, and how the emotions towards that person can feel quite primal, like a wolf howling.” Watch the Scooby Doo inspired horror video here – wait for it…the ending is superb.

The video, features indie star, Orlando Weeks, formerly of The Maccabees, who did the backing vocals on the track. It was directed by the Clump Collective, who said: “Having previously worked on the shoots for Miracle and Alligator, we know how fun Katy is to work with, so we felt really comfortable in exploring quirky ideas for Howl. With the resurgence of cheesy 80’s horror, we thought it would be hilarious to plunge her into that world, especially as it feels a real juxtaposition to her music. Gathering references for Howl was a joy – and we settled on a cross between Scooby Doo and Friday the 13th. We wanted the video to be equal parts silly and gross, with Katy proving herself as a force that can’t be stopped.

Katy said, “Howl was written five or six years ago, when my brother and I were in our previous project. We sent it to our label and they said wasn’t indie enough. It had been hanging about for years, and when we started thinking about the next record it resurfaced. Heavenly (Recordings, my current label) encouraged me to work on it and I’m really glad they did as it was such a fun song to arrange and record. My friends Freddy Wordsworth (caroline) and Campbell Baum (Sorry) came to the studio to lay down saxophone and trumpet on it and my good friend Orlando Weeks sang backing vocals, which was really special as I’ve been a fan of his for so many years.

Written and recorded in late 2021, the album was co-produced by Ali Chant (Yard Act and at the helm of Katy’s debut, Return) and Speedy Wunderground boss, Dan Carey, (Fontaines D.C.) who won Producer of the Year in 2020. 

Having most recently played at this year’s Glastonbury, Latitude, and Bluedot festivals, Katy heads out in September for a headline UK tour, before which she plays further summer festivals across the country. You can get tickets for her upcoming September tour here:

https://www.seetickets.com/tour/katy-j-pearson


Katy J Pearson Tour
29.07.22 – Deer Shed – THIRSK
10.08.22 – Winterthurer Musilfestwochen – WINTERTHUR, CH
19.08.22 – Green Man – CRICKHOWELL
21.08.22 – Beautiful Days – OTTERY ST MARY, DEVON
08.09.22 – Trinity – BRISTOL
09.09.22 – Cornish Bank – FALMOUTH
10.09.22 – Cavern – EXETER
11.09.22 – Joiners – SOUTHAMPTON
13.09.22 – Chalk – BRIGHTON
14.09.22 – Olby’s – MARGATE
15.09.22 – Electric Ballroom – LONDON
17.09.22 – Brudenell Social Club – LEEDS
18.09.22 – The Cluny – NEWCASTLE
20.09.22 – Voodoo Rooms – EDINBURGH
21.09.22 – Mono – GLASGOW
22.09.22 – Gorilla – MANCHESTER
24.09.22 – Float Along – SHEFFIELD
25.09.22 – Rescue Rooms – NOTTINGHAM
27.09.22 – Clwb Ifor Bach – CARDIFF
28.09.22 – Hare & Hounds – BIRMINGHAM
30.09.22 – The Bullingdon – OXFORD
01.10.22 – Ritual Union – BRISTOL
04.11.22 – Pier 2 – BREMEN, DE ^
05.11.22 – Tempodrom – BERLIN, DE ^
07.11.22 – Cirque Royal – BRUSSELS, BE ^
08.11.22 – Royal Carré – AMSTERDAM, NL ^

^ with Pavement

Tickets for the September headline dates are on sale via www.seetickets.com

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