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free music friday: kay pettigrew
February 20, 2009, 1:02 pm
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fmf_kaypettigrewKay Pettigrew
‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’ [Will Smith cover]

Canadian singer-songwriter Kay Pettigrew is a perfect treat. A beautiful face framed by a crop of dark hair, an acoustic guitar and a honeyed voice delivering folk and blues ditties with a gentle intensity – what more could we ask for? She may describe her musical inspirations as “rain in the trees, spoons clinking in tea cups, friends laughing, riding the greyhound”, but, like Jenny Owen Youngs, she’s also partial to a bit of hip hop. I have to admit, a folk cover of the theme to legendary ’90s teatime TV hit ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’ was hard to imagine, but on hearing Kay’s interpretation my scepticism blew away with easy detachment. Pettigrew takes the friendly rap swagger of Will Smith’s soundtrack and transforms it into something thoughtful and sweetly reflective, a mellow composition made all the more appealing for her gentle jazz-tinged vocals. Her self-titled EP, released in December through For The Love Of…Records, is definitely worth checking out. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Kay Pettigrew, ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’ [expired]

visit Kay’s Myspace


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love it!! great cover!! takes me back… made me smile.

Comment by Kara E...

[…] 04 Joshua Radin feat. Maria Taylor, ‘When You Find Me‘ 05 Kay Pettigrew, ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air‘ [Will Smith cover] 06 Bat For Lashes, ‘Daniel‘ [Tara Busch's AnalogSuicide mix] […]

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