Perpetual Groove Enlists Vocalist Ansley Stewart For Stirring ‘Fiery Skies’ Single

Listen to a song birthed from the Podsongs podcast.

By Scott Bernstein Dec 1, 2023 7:34 am PST

Perpetual Groove released a new single today entitled “Fiery Skies.” The beautiful song features longtime PGroove collaborator Atlanta songstress Ansley Stewart contributing vocals.

“Fiery Skies” was birthed from the 144th episode of Podsongs, a podcast in which musicians chat with people as inspiration for a new song. PGroove keyboardist/vocalist Matt McDonald spoke with Jonathan Lubecky, a Retired US Army Sergeant on Podsongs.

Lubecky was featured in the acclaimed Netflix documentary How To Change Your Mind, where he discussed suffering a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq. The veteran returned to the states with severe PTSD and attempted suicide. He eventually found his way to M.A.P.S (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) in 2014 and after entering MDMA-assisted therapy trials rebounded as his life changed in many ways.

“As a veteran, I have the utmost respect for what Jonathan went through and his sacrifice for our country,” McDonald explained. “His experience is powerful, he has taken that experience and turned it into action. His involvement with both V.E.T.S (Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions) & M.A.P.S are pioneering the use of psychedelics to help combat veterans suffering from PTSD. I hope this song captures the fragility and resolve his story demands.”

The band — McDonald, vocalist/guitarist Brock Butler, bassist Adam Perry and drummer Darren Stanley — tapped Stewart to add her vocals to their new single. “Fiery Skies” was recorded by Perpetual Groove, produced by Tom Lewis and mastered by Ed Brooks.

Stream Perpetual Groove’s “Fiery Skies” single below:

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