For 17-year old Francheska Pastor, landing her band Bad Seed Rising’s self-titled song in the end credits of Spy was something she never thought possible. As the lead singer of the self-proclaimed “youngest band in history to sign with a label,” Bad Seed Rising was just getting used to a life of rock and roll when Spy director Paul Feig got wind of their song and insisted it close out his raucous comedy starring Melissa McCarthy.
“It’s really weird for me,” says the Baltimore-based Pastor. “I didn’t think our song could even make it all the way to the west coast. We are this young tiny little band. I never thought it would go into a movie. That’s pretty insane for me.”
Feig also asked Bad Seed Rising to compile a music video with footage from the film in addition to playing their energetic girl-power rock anthem during the Spy event at the Cinemacon convention earlier this year in Las Vegas. The event allowed Bad Seed Rising a glimpse at Hollywood A-listers Channing Tatum and Kristen Bell, but alas, they never met McCarthy.
“I was bummed,” says Pastor. “She’s hilarious as hell. She’s a woman in the industry and it’s amazing to see women doing [great] work especially in this kind of field.”