By Chris Willman. The track was released to the public for streaming and download Friday morning, along with an animated video directed by Blaze Ben Brooks and Aaron Hymes. Whether the forthcoming project would be a single album, box set or something in between was not addressed in the SiriusXM interview. But in a separate interview with Rolling Stone , Adria suggested it would be something that encompasses demos like the one just released, on top of the sequence of alternative studio songs Petty was preparing. But there are also completist versions of how the sessions evolved. He was a worry-wart at times, and he definitely could get in his head about things that are never going to happen, and I think we all know how it feels to sort of live in a state of anxiety right now. And the fact that this familiar tune wraps this up into it in the demo just has this really comforting and sweet and sort of silly vibe to it that we wanted to share. But I think he really was waiting to do it perfectly.
Lost cut will be included in a forthcoming Wildflowers box set
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The albums are companion pieces in the sense that " 'American Treasure' was like your mother's chicken soup recipe, and this is the cream; this is the finest in the collection," says his daughter Adria Petty, who compiled the set with her sister, AnnaKim. While "American Treasure" included mostly lesser-known tracks, "Best of Everything" is "what we thought was the strongest hit work in the canon, culled together in a very specific way. Question: What inspired your father to write "For Real," and why was it never released until now? We've had a lot of debates about whether it was finished or not.
Thomas Earl Petty October 20, — October 2, was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the lead singer and guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers , formed in He previously led the band Mudcrutch , and was also a member of the late s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.