- Mon, 2012-11-19 11:30
After huge success with their easy-listening, country tinged second album Marley's Chains, UK trio Honey Ryder close their year with the release of new single Annie's Song on 24th December.
Originally written and released by American singer-songwriter John Denver, the track was recorded by Honey Ryder in Nashville during their writing sessions for Lady Antebellum, a last minute decision as singer Lindsay describes;
"It was a spur of the moment decision. I'd been singing along to the original only the day before, and we all started talking about how much we loved the song. It's one of my favourite songs of all time, my parents used to play John Denver's music when I was growing up, and it has always had a special place in my heart. So when we had a spare hour at the end of the day's recording, we decided to go in and jam it, and it came together very organically and very fast. Jason played a lovely acoustic part with some unorthodox open tuning, and Matt's emotive Ebow part really added to the depth."
With the orchestral arrangements written by their long-term collaborator Carl Marsh (REM, Shania Twain) and recorded at the legendary Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, the final track was then mixed by engineer Paul Gatehouse.
A dreamy ballad with a festive sway, the track has now been picked up by telecoms group TalkTalk for their current TV ad campaign Model Britain. Both the ad and music video were filmed on location at Bekonscot Model Village and Railway in Buckinghamshire - the world's oldest model village.
Here at I Like Music we're very excited to have the video exclusive for you! If you like the track, find out more about Honey Ryder at www.honeyryder.com including forthcoming UK and US live dates.