Producer of Elliott Smith film 'Heaven Adores You' promises fans 15 new songs

Kevin Moyer says unheard songs from across his friend's career feature in Kickstarter funded documentary

Producer of Elliott Smith film 'Heaven Adores You' promises fans 15 new songs

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A new Elliott Smith documentary will feature a host of unheard songs from the late singer's archives, it has been revealed.

The film, which is titled Heaven Adores You, is the first full-length documentary with access to Smith's close circle of friends and was funded by a Kickstarter campaign.

Speaking to NME as part of this week's new issue, on newsstands now and available digitally, Kevin Moyer, an old schoolfriend of Smith's who worked on the film with director Nickolas Rossi, explains around half of the songs in the film will be new to fans.

"I'm one of the few people who have been able to look into both the Universal and Kill Rock Star vaults," he explains. "Elliott's masters are split between two labels. It was fun to be able to get in there and listen to songs and try to get some of that music that had never been heard out there and into the fans' ears."

Moyer estimates that between 15-20 of the 35 songs used in part in the film will be new to fans, with tracks spanning the length of his career. "We have stuff from all ages of his life, right from when he was in Texas as a young kid," he says. "The biggest part of his music is the connection it makes. Somehow when you listen to his music he just connects with your heart and your brain."

Elliott Smith released five solo studio albums before his death in 2003. Two further albums, 2004's 'From A Basement On A Hill' and 2007's 'New Moon', were released posthumously. Click below to watch a trailer for Heaven Adores You.

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