New Soundtrack Released for “Pickings” Features Original Music by Katie Vincent
Pickings - a new film by writer, director, and producer Usher Morgan was released to theaters in 6 major cities on March 2nd, 2018 and will soon make its way to the on-demand-sphere. In the meanwhile, the film’s official soundtrack is also out in the wild. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it in full below.
The movie’s original songs are the creation of actress, producer, musician Katie Vincent, who wrote and recorded 4 original songs for the film's soundtrack (Pickings: Music from the Motion Picture was released on March 23, 2018.)
The music is strongly influenced by country, blues, and rock - all of which align with the dark tone of the film. The acoustic track, "The Way It Goes," underlines the raw, bold and pure grit of the main female characters in the film. Also included on the OST is a song from Bill Turner and several highlights from the film.
Coming from an acting background, Katie used the context of her character in the film as an inspiration for her songs. She attributes her style of playing and gritty sound to her character, Scarlet Lee-Haywood, daughter of the main character, Jo Lee-Haywood. Scarlet is quick-witted, sharp-tongued, and a girl who sticks to her convictions when it comes to her family. It is from the trials and tribulations of Scarlet and the country influences of artists like Chris Stapleton that make the music of the film come together.
This neo-noir meets Spaghetti Western crime drama pushes the boundaries of style and takes the viewers on a thrilling ride into the story of Jo Lee Haywood - a single mother and neighborhood bar owner who spent years trying to escape her violent past. But when a local mobster and his gang of thugs come knocking on her door, Jo is forced to embrace her inner demons and confront her deadly history in order to protect her family and property. Still waters run deep in this stylistic, neo-noir crime saga.