RACHEL BECK RELEASES NEW SINGLE STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW ON FRIDAY, APRIL 17
TITLE TRACK FROM SOPHOMORE SOLO ALBUM
SET TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR
#CANADAPERFORMS LIVESTREAMED CONCERT TAKING PLACE TONIGHT AT 8:00PM EDT / 9PM ADT
Toronto, ON – April 16, 2020 – Rachel Beck is gearing up to release her sophomore solo record, and tomorrow will share the empowering and uplifting title track, Stronger Than You Know (out Friday, April 17). Inspired by the forest – its strength, resilience, and serenity – the song is a hopeful reflection on inner strength and perseverance through challenging times.
"Although I wrote this song long before 'COVID-19' and 'social distancing' were part of our everyday language, it has taken on new meaning for me these past few weeks,” Rachel comments. “I think many of us have had to connect with inner strength we didn't even know we had in order to cope during this challenging time. For me personally, spending time in nature has been so grounding amidst all the fear and stress and chaos. When I feel overwhelmed, I walk out into the woods and just breathe. It's sounds like such a simple thing, but it allows me to reset and find the strength to keep going."
Stronger Than You Know follows the new album’s lead single, Warrior – a powerful and emotive song, celebrating strength and beauty. An anthem for the fierce, the fearless, the feminine; Warrior was most directly inspired by Rachel’s daughter, Nora, who is featured dancing in the opening sequence of the track’s beautiful accompanying music video.
Audiences will have the chance to hear both songs – along with some more new music, and fan favourites – “live” in concert, as Rachel gives a livestreamed performance tonight (Thursday, April 16). Kicking off at 8:00 p.m. EDT / 9:00 p.m. ADT, Rachel will perform live from St. Paul’s Church in her hometown of Charlottetown, PE, as part of the #CANADAPERFORMS concert series, presented by the National Arts Centre. Tune in here.
Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals have been captivating audiences across Canada. Her sophomore album, Stronger Than You Know, is set for release later this year and follows her self-titled debut, which garnered multiple award nominations and wins, including two 2019 Music PEI Awards for Pop Recording of the Year, and New Artist of the Year, as well as two 2019 ECMA nominations for Pop Recording of the Year, and Rising Star Recording of the Year. The album’s lead single, Reckless Heart, spent numerous weeks at #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart in 2018, earning Rachel a SOCAN #1 Award. Tour highlights include performing for Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, appearing twice at the legendary Stan Rogers Folk Festival, opening the 2019 ECMA Gala Awards Show, and playing beautiful festivals and stages from the Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver, BC to the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB.