New Release: Rachel Alice Johnson, Open Angel

Rachel Alice Johnson


Single ‘OPEN ANGEL’ releases 3/12/15

After breaking into the Edinburgh music scene with a series of showcases at local venues such as The Tron Kirk, Malones and Electric Circus during EdFringe 2015, and being selected for the Verden Studios ‘Demo Project 15’, Rachel Alice Johnson releases her debut single, ‘Open Angel’, on the 3rd December 2015.

The Scottish/New Zealand, Edinburgh College of Art student/singer-songwriter creates songs with an ethereal, pop, rock sound with her band. Inspired by artists such as Lana Del Rey and The Black Keys, Rachel and her band have defined their unique sound with some euphoric harmonics, hinting at a lot more to come!

Above is from a Press Release from Rachel so we decided to have a listen to the single and give it a quick review for ourselves ….

“Starting with some subtle percussion and gentle synth, Rachel’s voice then comes in and adds an almost haunting layer of harmony to give a sound that isn’t unlike the Cocteau Twins. Rachel’s voice moves around easily and while it has a tenderness in this song I can imagine her belting out some great blues. Like Liz Fraser her voice keeps you guessing but there’s always the foundation of rhythm and percussion behind her. The song grows, but only slightly, and quietly leaves you wanting to hear some more!”

Here’s the video ..

The Pre-Order of her debut single, ‘Open Angel’ will be on iTunes on 27/11/15. Rachel and her band will be showcasing the single at a launch in her hometown, Edinburgh, at The Wee Red Bar on 3/12/15 at 7pm.

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To get the single and to find out more about Rachel her Facebook page is probably the best place to go. From there have a little dig around, check out her website and see some of her amazing artwork!

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