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MP3 Rachel Brandt - Close To Me

Romantic, piano pop music with evocative lyrics, sung in a close intimate style.

1 MP3 Songs in this album (4:16) !
Related styles: Pop: Piano, Pop: New Romantic, Solo Female Artist

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She calls her music “bluesy piano pop.” Greatness isn''t always present in pop music but when a musician is as artistically conscious as Brandt is, it''s inevitable that greatness will surface in the songwriting – and the performance. Brandt is a well-rounded artist who knows how to craft songs that are catchy while at the same time maintaining compositional integrity, writing and playing from a very personal place rather than spitting out a derivative reflection of what''s going on around her in the scene. Brandt''s music is pop-conscious yet rooted in strong music theory. Her works are evocative, hooky, absorbing and user-friendly all at once.

The roots of Brandt''s unique music lie in her early teen years and, oddly enough, in classical flavors. “When I was 13,” she shares, “I wrote a classical piece of music. Soon after that I pulled my pages of poetry out from under my bed and put lyrics in the pop songs I''d started writing.” It''s a revealing statement that unveils the reason her pop songwriting is infused with such richness and lush compositional structuring. “I got a few songs together and had my sister sit by the piano and listen to a concert.” Yesterday, her audience was a solitary family member. Today it is a burgeoning devoted fan base.

Artists of all types are frequently asked, “Where do you get your inspiration?” And most artists will readily supply an answer. For Brandt, the answer is not so easy. “It''s hard to answer questions like this because I don''t like to get pigeonholed. My inspiration ranges from great musicians to love, life, travel and of course the relationships in my life.” Again, her words are revealing because they demonstrate at least part of the source of her originality – a refusal to abide by artificial creative parameters. Her dedication to this artistic ethic pays off in strong, distinctive songwriting and a captivating performance style.

In addition to live performances and collaborating with many other artists Brandt has announced the commencement of the recording stage of a full-length album, which will stand as a testament to the musical powers of this rising star. “I''m very excited that I''m recording. I want to take my time and flesh out this record as close to my vision as possible,” she declares. When not recording, she''s busy writing new material to later find its way into the recording studio.

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