Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and composer Heather Trost has unveiled her stunning new version of the Harry Nilsson classic “Jump Into The Fire,” streaming now following its exclusive premiere via American Songwriter. An official music video for the song takes you on a psychedelic road trip through the American southwest complete with vintage cars and gear.
"I covered 'Me and My Arrow' by Harry Nilsson on my last album, so it made sense to do a Nilsson song for Petrichor to continue the homage," says Trost. "Jeremy Barnes and I took the original guitar riff out, which other than the lyrics is the most catchy and recognizable part of the song. Instrumentally, our version of the song owes more to Bo Diddley and German bands from the 70s.”
WATCH "JUMP INTO THE FIRE"
LISTEN TO “JUMP INTO THE FIRE”
“Jump Into The Fire” precedes Trost’s eagerly anticipated new album, Petrichor, due via Third Man Records on November 6. Pre-orders for digitial, black vinyl and CD are available now. Limited edition “sand” colored vinyl will be available at select indie stores on release day.
Petrichor was heralded last month by the album’s first single, “Love It Grows,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the track is joined by an official music video streaming now at YouTube.
LISTEN TO “LOVE IT GROWS”
WATCH “LOVE IT GROWS”
Trost’s second solo full-length, Petrichor is fresh and unique, as experimental as it is accessible. Recorded between 2018 and 2019 by Trost and her husband Jeremy Barnes at their New Mexico home studio, these seven lush, beautiful songs defy easy categorization, gleefully mixing elements from multiple genres to create a strikingly modern psychedelic pop, futuristic and shimmering and smart.
“Even though shit had yet to hit the fan when I wrote these songs,” Trost says, “2019 also felt like such a crazy year in terms of what was happening in the world, I felt like I needed to remind myself to have joy and love in my heart. It’s something I meditate on a lot, especially when it seems like the world is ending.”
Petrichor marks the latest installment of Trost’s wildly impressive catalog, much of it created in collaboration with Barnes, known for his own work with such artists as Neutral Milk Hotel and many other projects. The two are community activists, urban gardeners, co-founders of their own Living Music Dupli-Cation label, and full-time musicians – including, of course, their dazzling and impossible-to-categorize, Eastern European folk-influenced band, A Hawk And A Hacksaw. A multi-talented singer and instrumentalist - including violin, autoharp, keyboards, and others – Trost has spent much of the past two decades touring and recording with dozens of artists, including Josephine Foster, Thor & Friends, Claire Cronin, and Swans.
(THIRD MAN RECORDS)
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 6, 2020
1. Let It In
2. Love It Grows
3. Tracks To Nowhere
4. I'll Think Of You
5. Jump Into The Fire