All The Bees, aka Kirsty McGee and Gitika Partington unveil their second single “King Crow” ahead of their self-titled debut album “All the Bees” out 8th December, via Hobopop Recordings.
Kirsty and Gitika are highly experienced writer-musicians who have created a set of of “gentle yet deep, pastoral alt-folk”. Introspective, heartfelt and unashamed of straying into poetry, the pair’s lyrics focus on nature themes and cycles including loss, death and rebirth.
Following the ethereal “Wildflowers”, the second single “King Crow” is a nostalgic banjo-flecked affair which shows off Partington’s finely honed expertise in choral arranging and McGee’s meandering flute to create an evocative ode to the king of the birds, ‘King Crow’.
Read more and see the lyric video to “Wildflowers” below…
Kirsty is an award-winning wandering maverick live performer who has been releasing music and performing all over the world for more than 20 years. Her fans include Emma Watson and Danny Boyle, for whose 2014 thriller “Trance”, the song “Sandman” provided a cornerstone, both in its original version and covered by lead actress Rosario Dawson.
Gitika has had a similarly varied career in music, releasing seven albums which have scored national airplay from likes of BBC 6 Music. She has created four books of multi-genre choral a capella arrangements published by OUP and Hal Leonard and multi layered vocal tracks for Warner Chappell and Peer Music.
During the lockdown of Spring 2020, she directed nearly 100 community singers and produced nine award-winning, original, quirky virtual choir videos of her choral arrangements.
McGee and Partington crossed paths by chance on a lockdown film and TV sync’ music zoom course and started working together remotely. Over the next three years, the pair created the debut album. They have duo have only met three times face-to-face.