Keyboard is proud to present the exclusive album premiere of Rachel Eckroth's When It Falls, out October 19, 2018.
“This is an evolution,” says Eckroth. 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).
With the record finished, you can catch Eckroth touring this fall — potentially on her own with Lefebvre and Bowie compatriot Gerry Leonard, and later opening for Rufus Wainwright (where Eckroth will also be playing in the band.). As well, you’ll soon see Eckroth’s video for the When It Falls single “Dark Waters,” shot by Derek A. Welte and featuring, as the singer notes, some “dark, Twin Peaks vibes.”
For Eckroth, new ideas constantly abound and need to be explored. So when you hear songs from When It Falls later this year, don’t get too comfortable. “When we’re live and on stage, we’re gonna open things up and get into different sonic territories,” she says. “It’s always going to be about exploration.”
For more information and current tour dates visit www.racheleckroth.com