Little Reader: Speed of Light
“It’s an accidental love child,” says Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kate Tucker of Little Reader, her new and unexpected pop music collaboration with fellow 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 soon, was produced by Mark Watrous of The Shins.
From the album’s opener and first single “Speed of Light,” listeners will feel like they are taken into a John Hughes film, namely “Pretty In Pink,” specifically right into Trax, the record store where Molly Ringwald’s “Andie” worked, and where Annie Potts asked for “applause, applause, applause!”
Tucker actually references a different film. “Star Wars.”
“It was around Christmas and we were all in ‘Star Wars’ mode,” she says. “I was feeling pretty great about a guy I was into, and between that and the onscreen reunion of Princess Leia and Han Solo, we came up with a song about the multi-dimensionality of love, and how it can maybe even outlast ‘time’ as we know it.”
The debut album by Little Reader arrives May 19th, 2017, preceded by the single and great music video (embedded below) for “Speed of Light.”