Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready collaborates with two members of Seattle hard-rock band Thunderpussy, vocalist Molly Sides and guitarist Whitney Petty, on his simmering new song “Show Your Colors.” On the track, which appears on the soundtrack to Megan Griffiths’ coming-of-age drama Sadie, Sides belts bluesy lines about “broken secrets and shattered frames” over droning electric guitars and distorted bass.
“For ‘Show Your Colors,’ I wanted Molly Sides [and] Whitney Petty from Thunderpussy to play [and] write what they felt,” McCready told Rolling Stone in a statement. “It is important to me to collaborate with great artists, and they pushed me to create and really feel the film on a deeper level.”
In a separate statement, Griffiths called herself a “lifelong Pearl Jam fan” and said it was “incredibly exciting” to work with McCready on the film’s music.
“His score is haunting, dark, spare and powerful,” she said. “It works beautifully to amplify the themes of the film, and is also a gorgeous body of work to listen to on its own … I was also thrilled when Mike brought in Molly [and] Whitney from Thunderpussy to collaborate on the score. Sitting in the studio watching the three of them work and feed off of each other’s creative energy was inspirational, and when I watched them perform ‘Show Your Colors’ for the first time I got chills.”
McCready will release “Show Your Colors” as a digital single on Friday. The Sadie soundtrack, out November 16th via the Orchard, features all new McCready music from and inspired by the film, along with additional contributions from Sides and Petty. The movie itself will be available November 13th on digital platforms like iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.