Following on from Hayley McKay’s recent chart topping success with ‘Breathe’, her new song, ‘Wild West’ takes the listener on a trip back in time.
Partly inspired by the Doris Day classic western movie, ‘Calamity Jane’, the nostalgic, yet refreshing retro sound features a blend of mandolin, fiddle and guitar, alongside Hayley’s pure vocal.
The song is about uncertainty and about taking risk.
“The melody and words came together pretty quickly. I then watched Calamity Jane for the first time and some western documentaries, and I started to get ideas for the instrumentation. You don’t hear much of this type of music anymore and I wanted to give it a new lease of life.”
‘Wild West’ was produced in the North East of England by Chris Davison, singer, songwriter and producer at The Forum Music Centre, Darlington. It was mixed and mastered by John P Taylor at Mirage Music and features drummer Paul Smith, who has worked with many well known artists including Alan Hull and Sting. The fiddle is a big feature of the song and was performed by Johnny Bunce from The Spirit Levellers.
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