Pianist, composer, and singer Rachel Eckroth’s first release on Rainy Days Records unveils fresh sounds from her evolving artistry. Steeped in synth orchestration, The Garden reflects a nuanced exploration of sonic impulses and inquiries alongside Eckroth’s signature layered compositions and glimmers of trance-inducing vocals.
Eckroth began composing for big bands and large ensembles early in her career. Those years spent writing very deliberately and creatively using different textures and compositional arcs have had a compelling influence on her songwriting and her artistic identity as a solo artist.
The Garden compromises her experiences as a collaborator in a variety of contexts—including features with Rufus Wainwright, St. Vincent, KT Tunstall, Donny McCaslin, Tia Fuller, and Chris Botti—over the course of her career.