“I Kissed a Girl”

I approached Cara Isadora in February 2020 about singing the vocally driven songs of Quicksilver Night’s forthcoming full-length “We Are Also the Dreamt” album, a heavily prog-tinged affair full of operatic and madrigal nuances. During this discussion we discovered that we both had widely diverse musical tastes and decided to record a licensed version of my straightforward rock arrangement of Katy Perry’s 2008 hit “I Kissed a Girl” just to test the waters of our musical compatibility and have some fun doing it.

– Warren Russell

Cara Isadora’s hard-hitting cover of “I Kissed a Girl” features the pyrotechnic guitars of Milt Gore and is available at digital retailers everywhere, including Amazon, Apple Music, and Spotify via: https://caraisadora.hearnow.com/i-kissed-a-girl

Cara Isadora is an award winning and experienced performer whose credentials and affiliations include a Bachelor’s in Arts from Lamar University, Lamar Opera Theater, Opera Breve, Hurrah Players, Governor’s School for the Arts, and VA Opera. Praised for her ability to adapt to various musical styles, Cara possesses a vocal quality that has been variously described as angelic, rich, & silvery. Please visit https://www.caraisadoramckinney.com and/or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLAALj4YSXFsdfuqDZzCMYg

A full-time private instructor, Milt Gore has been playing guitar since age five. He lists his influences as ranging from Johnny Cash and Wes Montgomery to Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson, and Yngwie Malmsteen. With a broad range of influences and varied palette of guitar colors at his command, Milt easily switches styles to best serve the song while remaining stylistically himself.

Please visit https://soundcloud.com/milt-gore

Cara Isadora: Lead and backing vocals
Milt Gore: Lead guitar
Warren Russell: Supporting guitars and everything else, real or virtual

Recorded at Sandcastle Records in Nashville TN and The Crabhouse Studio in Chesapeake VA
Mastering by Borislav (“Boro”) Dimitrov at HiZ Productions, Los Angeles CA
Produced by Alex O’Loughlin & Warren Russell

Written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, & Cathy Dennis
This arrangement ©2020 by Warren C Russell (ASCAP), Quicksilver Night Productions
All Rights Reserved

Album art by Randall Lee via digital manipulation of one of Cara’s original photographs