Jesse Harris is best known for writing Norah Jones sultry smash Dont Know Why, but its his own impressive catalogue that has Hollywood hunk Ethan Hawke singing his praises.
Thats because Hawke directed The Hottest State, which hits theaters August 7th and features artists from Bright Eyes to Willie Nelson rockin tunes from Harris solo albums.
Turns out, Hawke and Harris are friends, which helped Harris put his tunes into Hawkes talons.
Harris says, Ethan had specific ideas about who should sing which songs. So many movies sound like a directors mix-tape, but Ethan has great instincts and taste.
But not everything went according to score when Harris tried to get his claws on elusive singer Cat Power.
He says, Shes not very communicative in terms of modern technology. She has no email address, and she doesnt answer the phone. I had to fly to Miami to record her, but in the end it worked out great.
Harris album, Feel, hits stores July 10th.
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