‘Wild Is The Wind,’ the third single from Janette Mason‘s ‘Wall To Wall Bowie’ EP, is issued on April 2nd 2021.
The British pianist’s haunting version features the siren-like vocals of Dublin-born/London-based Sam Obernik, whose previous credits include guesting on dance tracks by noted UK DJ and producer, Tim Deluxe. Obernik’s voice wafts over Mason’s delicate piano filigrees while Graham Pike contributes an eloquent harmonica solo.
A much-covered standard, ‘Wild Is The Wind,’ was written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington and was originally sung by crooner Johnny Mathis as the title song of a 1957 movie starring Anna Magnani and Anthony Quinn. Nina Simone made the tune her own in 1966 and in 1976, David Bowie popularised the number even more with his version on the album ‘Station To Station.’
Janette Mason is currently a member of Bowie producer Tony Visconti’s Holy Holy group with Spiders From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey.
‘Wild Is The Wind’ will be available from 2nd April and ‘Wall To Wall Bowie’ from June 25th 2021.