Seattle's Peter Donovan Releases New Music Written and Recorded for Red Right Hand, staring Orlando Bloom and Andie MacDowell, out now via Magnolia Pictures

Article Contributed by Sweetheart PR | Published on Saturday, February 24, 2024

Peter Donovan, the acclaimed musical storyteller from Seattle, Washington, is thrilled to announce the release of three original songs written for the much-anticipated 2024 film Red Right Hand. These songs, which showcase Donovan's unparalleled narrative style and genre-spanning talent, are available starting today, along with the film's global release.

Donovan, who has previously led successful projects such as All The Real Girls and The Rose Petals, has embarked on this venture, highlighting his capacity for crafting music that complements cinematic storytelling. His latest work for Red Right Hand, starring Orlando Bloom and Andie McDowell, represents a collaboration with a tight-knit group of Seattle musicians, emphasizing the power of teamwork and shared musical vision.


The song “Sucker Punched,” recorded under the moniker Cascadia Falls, is a vibrant old-time string band piece co-written and produced with Bradley Laina. It features a lively fiddle and a compelling rhythm that promises to get listeners tapping their feet. “Spark,” the film's end-credits theme, is a collaborative effort with Dune Butler. It's an expansive tune that leans more pop and would also fit perfectly in an episode of Killing Eve. The song's haunting narrative is complemented by an intricate mix of guitar and strings, with harmonies that underscore the film's message of hope and resilience.

Completing the trio, “When I Get There,” another collaboration with Butler and performed by Kate Dinsmore, draws inspiration from the soulful sounds of 1970s gospel music. Its rich vocals and uplifting melody provide a perfect conclusion to Donovan's contributions to the film's soundtrack, echoing a longing for peace and tranquility.

These songs are more than just music for a film; they are a testament to the creative synergy and friendship among the artists involved. Peter Donovan's leadership and vision have brought together a diverse group of talents, resulting in tracks that not only enhance the cinematic experience of Red Right Hand but also stand as a powerful reminder of the impact of collaborative artistic endeavors.

Looking ahead, Peter Donovan is set to release his sophomore album, Community Theatre, later in 2024, promising more of his signature storytelling and musical exploration.

Praise for Peter Donovan:

    “This soon-to-be hit-maker has a knack for Smithereens/Marshal Crenshaw sprinkled power pop.” – Glide Magazine

    “Artist You Need To Know.” – Ditty TV
    “Vibrant shiny high tempo power pop, with smart lyrics and, yes, maybe just a touch of Josh Ritter.” – AmericanaUK

For fans of Bright Eyes, Wilco, The Wallflowers, Gin Blossoms, and Tom Petty, Peter Donovan's latest work offers a fresh yet familiar sound that resonates with listeners across genres.