Feet Up - Single
When Commander Chris Hatfield recorded a cover of David Bowie’s "Space Oddity" during his time on the ISS, and the video went viral worldwide, people joked that the man would get a record deal. Well, it happened. Warner Music Canada will release the astronaut’s debut solo LP Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can on October 9, and it bears the distinction of being the first album recorded partially in space. Recording of the vocals and guitar on the 11-song disc were completed in Hadfield’s tiny sleeping pod. For efficiency’s sake, a microphone was plugged into an iPad and a Canadian-made Larrivee Parlor acoustic guitar was used for its compact size. Juno-winning producer Robbie Lackritz produced the disc with session musicians once Hadfield returned to Earth. “Feet Up” is the first folksy children-friendly sing-along single and is accompanied by a charming animated lyric video, which has 70k views on YouTube to date. And did we mention that the song was recorded in space???