Homecoming Queen is the third new single from singer-songwriter, SheBeat (Jodie Schofield), this year.
The Liverpool born, North Edinburgh based artist wrote the song with storytelling influences from Dolly Parton, Lennon and McCartney and Courtney Barnett, to name a few of her favourites.
Released for first listen via Bandcamp and Patreon to encourage fans to choose the artist-friendly platforms, a homemade video promo will follow on the YouTube channel, and streaming on all music platforms before the end of the month. See helpful links library at bottom of this post.
It's the story of a woman who may not be the standard Homecoming Queen, but one with a story to tell. SheBeat Jodie said: "Inspired in part by my best friend T who has kept me on the edge of my seat with her real-life capers since we met aged 12, her image also features on my artwork for the single. We took the existing portrait and gave it a punk makeover for the new single cover art as another nod to the Homecoming Queen narrative misdirection. We call it God Save the Homecoming Queen."
The fantastic original portrait was created by Wirral-based artist Barbara Valentine. Thanks to both for use of the image, it will make a great t-shirt one day soon.
Edinburgh producer Ian 'Wendys/ Sons of the Descent' White added lead guitar, bass guitar and percussion loops to the track. Ian said: "This is one of my favourite of SheBeat's tracks, and I wanted to bring it to life with a bigger sound than she's recorded before. We had fun with all the layers of guitars and vocals, and SheBeat chose a 12-string acoustic for her rhythm guitar, which gave us a richness at the core of the track."
SheBeat Jodie added: "The shaker on the track was my goodbye gift from music pal Quinn Lam when I left Birmingham last summer to move north. I hope to be able to get on the road again once lockdown is over to visit my friends all over the UK."
Expect more new music in 2021 for SheBeat, plus a Beat Zine and debut album. Hear SheBeat news first via my Patreon, or join my mailing list - email shebeatmusic @ gmail.com
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