Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making Of Wildflowers, the new Tom Petty documentary focusing on the sessions for his 1994 Wildflowers album, will hit theaters on his birthday, October 20th. The one-night global celebration via Trafalgar Releasing, also includes encore screenings in select cinemas on October 21st.
The doc draws from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film showing Petty at work on the celebrated album. Fans can experience the film on the big screen with immersive surround-sound before YouTube Originals will make it available worldwide for free in full 4K resolution on Tom Petty’s YouTube Channel later this year.
Tom Petty admitted that songwriting could pose some difficulties depending on how the songs come about: “They're equally hard — they're equally easy. I'll tell you what's tough for me, when I write lyrics first. I have a real hard time finding the right piece of music that I think, sort of, matches the color of these lyrics. I always hope that I get at least a verse, or a chorus — something — come in as I find the melody. And that would usually guide me. But it has been tricky sometimes to get music to fit lyrics.”