Los Angeles, CA. – Pioneering singer-songwriter Beatie Wolfe – an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN Women “Impossible to Ignore” global role model, and held an acclaimed solo exhibition at the V&A Museum in London – today released “Barely Living,” the first single off her forthcoming album. Co-written and produced by multi-platinum producer Linda Perry, the dark Americana track was mixed by Billy Bush of Garbage/Muse and mastered by Emily Lazar, the first female to win a GRAMMY for mastering. To listen to the song, click HERE.
The song’s release coincides with the premiere of the trailer for a Barbican-commissioned documentary on Beatie’s work, which will take place at the LA Times Festival of Books on Sunday, April 14th. Titled “Beatie Wolfe: Orange Juice for the Ears – From Space Beams to Anti-Streams” and directed by LA videographer Ross Harris (Elliott Smith, Beck), the documentary is part of the ‘Life Rewired’ series at the Barbican, Europe’s largest art center. To watch the trailer, featuring “Barely Living,” click HERE.
In addition to the trailer premiere, Beatie will participate in a panel discussion about storytelling and music with Linda Perry, Kerry Brown and Lava Records CEO Jason Flom at the LA Times Festival of Books and will also perform “Barely Living.”
Named by WIRED Magazine as one of “22 people changing the world,” Beatie is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music, which reunite tangibility, storytelling and ceremony to the album in this digital age. In this vein, she has created a series of world’s-first designs that bridge the physical and digital, including: a 3D vinyl for the palm of your hand; an intelligent album deck of cards; a wearable record jacket – cut by the tailor who dressed Bowie and Hendrix out of fabric woven with Beatie’s music – and most recently the world’s first live 360 AR stream from the quietest room on earth and a Space Beam via the Big Bang Horn.
Forbes called her “an Artist with a capital A” for mixing her music with art, technology and science and taking it to entirely new dimensions.
Beatie’s work has been featured in the world’s leading museums (including a major solo exhibition at the V&A Museum), festivals, conferences and received nominations across the music, tech and art fields. She is also the co-founder of a research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia, which The Times called “profound.”