Greetings from my corner desk in Los Angeles,
I have just returned from a 2 month spell of traveling here and there so the question is where to begin? Well firstly, my trip to Sofia was incredible, as expected. I really feel more connected with the community and culture there every time I go back. Had the absolute pleasure of working with Evden Dimitrov, Stefan Cekov and Petar Yotov on the first performance of new material off my upcoming album the Marigold Experiment. It’s coming, I promise. Couldn’t have been more pleased with their energy, pocket, creative respect, improvisations, overall magic… While we had very little time to rehearse, these men were so pro, the set itself really gelled. I recently fell asleep smiling, listening to a live recording.
During my stay I also had the opportunity to session with Pavel Terziyski, an incredible Bulgarian artist who’s vocal expressions vary from unbelievably smooth deep deep bass tones to totally believable trumpet solos, beat boxing, vibrations. I am always so floored to work with him, can’t wait to share something from our time together. I made a new friend in Miss Jessica Childress, an extremely emotive and versatile singer from Los Angeles who joined ranks with Kan Wakan earlier this year. Her combination of technique and style really really blew me away, added bonus she was an absolute joy to be around. Definitely please find her on Spotify immediately (especially for fans of Lauryn Hill).
When I returned from Sofia, I jumped straight back into work here in Los Angeles where I found myself starring in a music video for an upcoming Japanese video game for which I contributed a song. Guided by renowned synth and master scorer Jeff Rona, we created a truly different track. Imagine “Army of Me” mixed with leather and lights. Video and song set to drop in January of 2019.
In other news I have joined Vancouver band Black Mountain as their co-lead singer. Totally honored, especially as the current line up is mind boggling and includes members of Dommengang, Sinoia Caves, and CHILDREN, and is virtuously lead by headmaster Stephen McBean. We’ll be hitting the road with a new album March of 2019.
In 10 days I set off for Sofia to debut tracks from my upcoming album the Marigold Experiment. I’ve decided to release the album one track at a time beginning with the title track next month. I am SO excited. Here is a flyer for the festival I will be playing, incase my fan base has reached Bulgaria.
Tuesday, 4 weeks away from my trip to Sofia, Bulgaria, and I am listening back to tracks off my upcoming album and getting so pumped. While the whole writing and recording process has always been a grind for me, I’ve completely stepped my game up this time.
More beats, way more beats. More vocals, and more keys! This is especially for those of you who have been following my career since my Birds Fled From Me days on a Casio. Over the last 8 years I’ve tended to favor the guitar and a stripped delivery over my old confessional piano ballad vibes so this in a lot of ways is a return to my roots.
Anyway… I cannot thank my friends and fans enough for encouraging me to put myself into a new record. I wouldn’t be here without you, I owe you an amazing record.
While the Marigold Experiment does not have a set release date, I will be dropping a single entitled “Marigold” September 15th. Please stay tuned and help me spread the word!
Right now recording is a very fluid process for me. No rules and nothing is off the table. With the Marigold Experiment I am taking a some what third eye approach, creating some of my songs by starting with improvised drums and bass. Pat Taylor and Parker Law sat in with me the other day and vamped on a few ideas I’d thrown together on a Rhodes. I was really happy with what happened next.
Dear friends fans and visitors,
So I began writing a solo album this March. It’s about sex and transformation.
I can’t really put it into words yet, but I can say that I am so happy to have the company and creative talents of Adam Ashe who, formerly of Hott MT, has been engineering for myself and the Cosmonauts. For those of you who follow me closely, you might note that this will be my first proper solo release. I can’t wait to share something with you.
Hello from my kitchen table. New comers, my name is Rachel Fannan. Returning friends and fans, I hope you enjoy the simpler layout. I promise to be more diligent about keeping in touch with my base and creating more curiosity peeking content. For now take a look at my reel or send me a message.