RACHEL BECK TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON MARCH 2
LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE RECKLESS HEART
ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 2nd
ALONG WITH INSTANT-GRAT OF RECKLESS HEART
“Here's the voice we need on those days when nothing's right and everything sucks and people are lousy. Rachel Beck's compassion and heart shine through each song, a little musical healing for us all. Gentle, made mostly from piano, strings and voice, the power's in the humanity and understanding she puts in her songs.” – Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian
Toronto, ON – January 10, 2018 – Rachel Beck’s voice is as captivating as the cadence in an exotic language, and yet is as familiar as your mother’s humming. Beck's rich, clear vocals gracefully dance above distinctive piano to create a fresh and compelling folk/pop sound. And whether you see this Canadian singer-songwriter live, hear her on the radio, or press play on one of her songs, the experience is just as impactful: you are not only brought under her vocal spell, but are an instant fan.
On March 2nd, the PEI-based songstress will embark on her first solo venture, with the release of her self-titled album – a brand new collection of seven songs that lure the listener into an ethereal and enveloping soundscape, taking the listener on a trek across a wide emotional range; from regret and grief to wonder and joy. Have a listen to the album opener, Reckless Heart, for a taste of the new record.
“My intention for this record was to combine the heart and honesty of folk with the hooks and sparkle of pop,” says Beck. “While writing the album, I looked inward more than I have ever done before. When You Left helped me process a winter of devastating loss, Fire In The Sky is an anthem of hope, and Nothing In Between is a self-portrait in song.”
Produced and recorded by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake (Jenn Grant, David Myles, Fortunate Ones), the album features additional percussion work and vocal harmonies by Amy Beck – Rachel’s sister, with whom Rachel spent four years recording and touring as The Beck Sisters (2013 CBC Searchlight finalists). Fans of the duo will be treated to subtle hints of that seamless sisterly harmonization for which they are known and loved; and yet, the songs explore new creative territory that is just as unexpected as it is fitting.
Fuelled by her recent collaborations in Music PEI’s 2017 Canadian Songwriter Challenge and ECMA's 2017 SOCAN Songhouse (with Brad Roberts of The Crash Test Dummies), Rachel Beck brings a sincerity, a rawness, and a sonic freedom to her new songs and her new sound that will wow you – so much that you will want to press play again and again.
- Reckless Heart
- Hearts On Fire
- When You Left
- Fire In The Sky
- Nothing In Between
- This Little Light
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.