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Check out Rachel Eckroth’s excellent cover of Love Is Lost!

September 12th, 2018 | by admin
Check out Rachel Eckroth’s excellent cover of Love Is Lost!

Death, uncertainty, love, change, hope — grand ideas abound on Rachel Eckroth’s new album When It Falls.

As do bold musical statements: Perhaps better known as a jazz keyboardist, Eckroth here evokes the aura of the late David Bowie, experimental rockers Can and perhaps a great, lost David Lynch soundtrack.

“This is an evolution,” admits Eckroth. When It Falls, her third solo release, certainly marks a transformation: Featuring guitarists Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II, drummers Matt Chamberlain, Gary Novak and Sterling Campbell, and bassist/producer/husband Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie/Tedeschi Trucks Band), the album explores sonic areas far removed from the singer’s early work.

“The album I did before this was very jazzed out,” Eckroth says. “Tim helped get me into more sonic textures and using pedals and more outside gear besides keyboards.” (That expertise was one reason Lefebvre was recruited by Bowie and became an integral part of the late singer’s Blackstar album).

And how was it working with her significant other? “It could go both ways,” she laughs. “I always loved what we made, but we could occasionally butt heads.” So it’s not Fleetwood Mac, but a few of the tracks on When It Falls do allude to their relationship (“We’d Be on Fire,’ “Walls” and first single “Dark Waters”).

As a major part of Bowie’s final album, Lefebvre also indirectly inspired this record’s lone cover (Bowie’s “Love Is Lost”). Says Eckroth: “I just love that album it’s from (2013’s The Next Day),” she says. “And we had started writing this record when Blackstar came out — it was actually the same time my dad passed away. And I just started working with Tim. There were some strong connections going on.”

You can watch Rachel’s video for Love Is Lost above. Love Is Lost will be out on all platforms for streaming and purchase Friday, Sept 14th.

When It Falls is released Oct 19th.

You can see Rachel on tour supporting *Rufus Wainwright in the USA this autumn…

Oct 11 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
Oct 18 – Napa, CA @ Blue Note Napa
Oct 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Blue Whale Jazz Club
Oct 22 — Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Oct 25 – San Diego, CA @ Bread & Salt
Nov 09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre *
Nov 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *
Nov 12 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater *

Nov 14 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre *
Nov 17 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *
Nov 20 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
Nov 22 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
Dec 04 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre *
Dec 05 – Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre *
Dec 07 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre *
Dec 08 – Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore *
Dec 10 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Paramount Theatre *
Dec 11 – Nashville, TN @ The CMA Theatre *
Dec 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall *
*w/ Rufus Wainwright

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