Premieres Catey Shaw Reimagining
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “American Girl”
PRESS HERE to Listen via Highlight Magazine
“Breathtakingly expressive…” – NPR
“Music has told this male-female love story a million times and will tell it a million more before the world loses interest in music. However, it only represents a portion of all that human love can be…[Instant Love] is attempting to broaden this conversation”
“Each of these songs has a special connection…” – Refinery29
“A collection of countless strong vocalists” – Popdust
“Resonant…” – Culture Collide
Today, Instant Records’ powerful Instant Love project has shared a new song, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “American Girl” transformed into a tender indie pop ballad by Catey Shaw. PRESS HERE to listen via Highlight Magazine! Created by Richard Gottehrer (renowned songwriter, producer and founder of The Orchard and Instant Records) and Instant Records’ Allison Zatarain, Instant Love is a collection of love songs originally sung by men about women, reimagined in powerful new ways by female vocalists. “American Girl” is available for purchase now on all DSPs, PRESS HERE to stream/purchase. Each new release is also added to Instant Love’s living album playlist, PRESS HERE to listen to the living album.
“I always knew Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’ as a happy classic song, so when Jay Levine and I sat down and dissected it a bit it was surprising to find this kind of sadness,” the singer-songwriter shared. “There seemed to be such an innocence about it, which now reads as a poignant contrast to the world as we now know it.”
Launched on International Women’s Day, Instant Love kickstart a dialogue about unity and empowerment, led by female artists who are unafraid of breaking the boundaries of the status quo. With each new song, the project aims to highlight women’s unique voices and perspectives, and celebrate of the power of love between women, mothers, sisters, friends, lovers and everything in between.
Instant Love, in partnership with The Orchard, will release a new song every two weeks with an impactful female vocalist from across genres alongside original artwork by Rebecca Morehiser.
PRESS HERE to listen to Buffalo Springfield’s “Kind Woman” sung by Erin Durant via Mic.com.
PRESS HERE to listen to Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love” sung by Irma Thomas, which premiered via Billboard and was featured on NPR’s Songs We Love.
PRESS HERE to listen to The Doors’ “Light My Fire” sung by Danish-Romanian singer Fallulah via Culture Collide.
PRESS HERE to listen to Ray LaMontagne’s “Trouble” sung by The Voice alumni Adriana Louise via Popdust.
PRESS HERE to listen to The Eagles’ “Peaceful Easy Feeling” sung by Tristen via The Boot.
PRESS HERE to listen to The Beach Boys’ “Don’t Worry Baby” sung by Rachel Fannan via Brooklyn Vegan