Published on April 25th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Rachel Beck On Her Forthcoming “Stronger Than You Know” Album, Life During COVID-19 & More
Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals have been captivating audiences across Canada over the past few years. Her self-titled debut album garnered multiple award nominations and wins, including two 2019 Music PEI Awards for “Pop Recording Of The Year” and “New Artist Of The Year,” as well as two 2019 ECMA nominations for “Pop Recording Of The Year” and “Rising Star Recording Of The Year.” That album’s lead single, “Reckless Heart,” spent numerous weeks at the #1 spot on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart in 2018, ultimately earning Beck a SOCAN #1 Award.
Beck’s sophomore album, Stronger Than You Know, is set for release later this year. Several singles from Stronger Than You Know have already been released, giving fans a sense that Beck has produced another great full-length effort. The title track is the song most recently made available to fans, as uploaded to digital content providers on April 17th, while “Warrior” was the previous single; Beck had co-directed the music video for “Warrior.” Beyond preparing for the release of Stronger Than You Know, Beck has kept busy with livestreamed performances, including one as part of the #CANADAPERFORMS concert series — presented by the National Arts Centre — on April 16, 2020.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel Beck by phone on April 21, 2020 about Stronger Than You Know, future plans, her appreciation of Whitney Houston, and more. Simply put, she was as nice as one could hope for an artist to be during an interview, and that full chat is embedded below for your listening pleasure. More on all things Rachel Beck can be found at www.rachelbeckmusic.com.