ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, United States, September 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – California multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Rachel Flowers will release her highly anticipated new solo album on October 1, 2021. Rachel demonstrates with her latest effort that she truly is, as the title suggests, “Bigger on the Inside “. As a songwriter, Rachel seamlessly weaves elements of progressive rock, jazz, classical and pop music with cinematic orchestrations, soaring melodies and virtuoso playing. Top it all off with Rachel’s 3 1/2 octave vocal range and her uncanny ability to explore universal themes ranging from love, joy and hope to depression, bullying and fear of a future. uncertain with sensitivity and optimism, and you’ve got an album that’s meant to stand the test of time.
Rachel says, “I was inspired by composers and bands like Ambrosia, Frank Zappa and Keith Emerson while writing the songs for ‘Bigger on the Inside’. Some songs were inspired or even heard in dreams. Others were improvised during the recording process. Sometimes just hearing a new piano sound can be inspiring. Some of my words come from my imagination and some come from real experience.
Rachel Flowers is recognized around the world as a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose music spans multiple genres.
She was first recognized for her talent as a young child and has been admired and mentored by those at the top of their field, including Greg Lake, Keith Emerson, Dweezil Zappa, conductor Terje Mikkelson and a series of jazz greats, including Herbie Hancock. . As a teenager, she won numerous awards as a pianist and flautist, and matured to perform and record on the world stage.
The award-winning documentary “Hearing Is Believing” was produced about his life and unusual talents.
Rachel’s recording credits include her solo albums “Listen” (2016) and “Going Somewhere” (2018), “Music From the Soundtrack: Hearing is Believing” (2017), collaborations with Saga’s Michael Sadler and the fusion band Stratospheerius, and appearances on the albums of Telergy and Marcelo Paganini. Rachel features prominently in “Keith Emerson – Beyond the Stars” and in the highly anticipated CD and DVD box set, “Fanfare For The Uncommon Man: The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert”.
Rachel continues to defy expectations, refusing to be categorized by genre or instrument. Her classical piano training began when she was only 4 years old. At 9, she discovered jazz and was immediately fascinated by the music of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Ella Fitzgerald. As varied as her musical background is, hearing Emerson, Lake & Palmer turned out to be a turning point. Rachel was captivated by keyboardist Keith Emerson’s innovative integration of classical and jazz elements into a rock setting, and he became a musical role model.
While her favorite instruments remain piano and organ, she also has a classical flute background and plays guitar, bass, saxophone and Chapman Stick.
Rachel says, “I’ve always wanted to make music with these big sounds that I love. I was delighted to incorporate more organ on this album, using my Nord C2D and Electro 4D sound libraries as well as pipe organ sounds to achieve that iconic sound I was looking for. There is also a lot of electric guitar on this album. I was inspired by Steve Vai, John Mayer, Steven Wilson and of course Adrian Belew, who was a direct inspiration for the opening track.
In support of the release of Rachel’s new album, she will be performing at ProgStock October 1-3, 2021 (https://www.progstock.com/2021/). On November 6, 2021, Rachel opens for Asia with John Payne at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, New Jersey, and is scheduled to perform at Synthplex, the “All Things Synthesizer” electronic music festival, on October 27. – 30, 2022 at the Los Angeles Burbank Airport Convention Center.
Rachel’s future plans include making a jazz album and a jazz / hip-hop fusion album, both of which began during the pandemic. There are no release dates yet. Recording projects with a live orchestra are currently under discussion.
In conclusion, Rachel has this to convey to her listeners: “The message I would like my listeners to take away is that there will be darkness, but you can fly, you can love, you can be loved, and darkness is not. only temporary. . “
Band Camp https://rachelflowers.bandcamp.com/album/bigger-on-the-inside
Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/album/bigger-on-the-inside/1584874386
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