Rachel's new EP, Angel No More, is now released and available for purchase... Either download from iTunes here or order a physical copy here!
The first reviews for Angel No More are back and they are great! Says Cy Musiker of KQED, "[Efron] is one of the artists who makes covering the arts so much fun and so complicated, too... You can't fit her into any neat categories, jazz or pop." >>link to full review. Says David Wiegand of SF Chronicle, "One of the reasons for Rachel Efron's success is in fact because she's not only a great singer but her songwriting is absolutely supurb... Her voice is sort of ethereal but extraordinarily powerful."
Praise for Put Out The Stars:
Balancing fragility and strength, introspection and unblinking observation, Oakland singer, songwriter, and pianist Rachel Efron sets her lambent, poetically charged lyrics to soft, caressing melodies. -- Andrew Gilbert, SF Chronicle >> link to full review
"It's not fair to leave a radio host speechless." -- Derk Richardson, during live performance and interview on KPFA's "Hear & Now"
Efron proves herself to be an exceptional singer-songwriter-pianist. Literate lyrics and haunting melodies make this collection special. Efron’s vocals are genuine, delicate and deeply moving. This is profoundly pleasurable pop with rich classical influences woven throughout. -- Paul Freeman, Mercury News >> link to full review
Rachel is a very good pianist and her beautiful plaintive voice is perfectly suited for her music. The piano intro for “Closing Day” with its unexpected chord changes is a good example of her clever compositions. -- A.J. Wachtel, The Noise: Music New England >> link to full review
On her new album, 'Put Out The Stars,' Efron breaks the imaginary pane of glass that separates herself from her listeners. -- Teresa Thomas, Ashland Mail Tribune >> link to full article
It was great to see so many of you at my San Francisco and East Bay album release shows these past months. Thank you so very much for coming out and helping me celebrate the new music! I'll be back on the line soon with some out-of-town album release show dates.
In the meantime, please enjoy some live footage from the shows! You can check out three songs -- the title track, Angel No More, the oldie, Dance Me Around My Room, and one brand new song -- on my youtube channel. Incidentally, joining my Facebook music page will also give you access to any new videos, as well as the occasional free download.
It is my great honor and pleasure to continue to write and perform my songs for you.
Love and light,
Check out Rachel's video for her single, Angel No More, below, featuring the original calligraphy of Jillian Schiavi, photograph by Dave Getzschman, design by Joe Koenig, and video by Mirissa Neff.