Singer-songwriter Rachel Norman shares her debut EP Resist.
This project sounds like a dreamy odyssey narrated along mesmerizing melodies, and interesting jazz harmonies, all led with soaring vocals.
As Rachel Norman is singing, you can appreciate her pop influences going from Ariana Grande to Overcoasts.
“Resist is an incredibly personal album that documents moments of tragedies as well as revelation and self-affirmation,” shared Norman. “I wrote the Intro when I was sixteen years old in the wake of my parents divorce. I wanted to include this on the album because it provides context for the duality between abandonment and consolation expressed in later songs, especially ‘Sadness'”
In a unique and non-traditional process, Norman worked with Executive Producer and Engineer Lukas Selig remotely, using technology and constant communication to share recordings, demos, and notes for development.
She also worked with composer/jazz pianist Jason Leonhard, guitarist Kris Wongof the Canvas Collective, producer/engineer Michael Abiuso of Behind the Curtains Media, and producer/DJ CLOCKWORKDJ for input and collaboration across the release.
“It’s been interesting to incorporate the perspectives of all of my collaborators, while also staying true to my original views and instincts,” shared Norman. “All of them have different styles and areas of expertise, so I’ve learned so much just by experimentation and stepping out of my comfort zone.”
Norman performs on a regular basis at venues throughout NYC, Boston, and PA, and looks forward to expanding her reach this summer.