Fleet Foxes have released ‘A Sky Like I’ve Never Seen’, an original song written for the Amazon Studios documentary Wildcat. The song was recorded in Amsterdam and New York City and features singing and guitar contributions from Brazilian musician Tim Bernardes. Listen to it below.
Directed by Melissa Lesh and Trevor Beck Frost, Wildcat “follows the emotional and inspiring story of a young veteran (Harry Turner) on a journey into the Amazon,” per a press release. “There, he meets a young woman (Samantha Zwicker) running a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center, and his life finds new meaning as he is entrusted with the care of an orphaned baby ocelot.”
Commenting on ‘A Sky Like I’ve Never Seen’, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold said: “I was inspired by how the film employed unconventional means to arrive at something universally moving, and was struck by all the collisions inherent in the film’s conceit — between species, between hemispheres, between individuals, between the psychological and the natural. In hotel rooms and in borrowed studios, on time stolen from a world tour, I put this song together. It was an honor to be asked to make a song that could serve as an end-cap to this unique and affecting story and to collaborate with Tim again.”
Wildcat arrives in theaters on December 21 and globally on Prime Video on December 30.
Fleet Foxes’ most recent album was 2020’s Shore. On November 15, Fleet Foxes will release Wading in Waist-High Water: The Lyrics of Fleet Foxes via Tin House, a book containing Pecknold’s complete lyrics along with notes on his creative process and inspirations, with an introduction by novelist Brandon Taylor.