RAC tickles the ivories on new 'Closer' EP

RAC tickles the ivories on new 'Closer' EP

2019 sees Grammy-winning Portuguese artist RAC taking a brand new course. In his first launch of the 12 months, RAC …

2019 sees Grammy-winning Portuguese artist RAC taking a brand new course.

In his first launch of the 12 months, RAC has gone a classical route by composing a four-track piano-centric EP. He initially created the physique of music for the Oregon Ballet Theatre, having developed an curiosity within the firm after attending performances along with his spouse in 2017. The producer labored with 4 completely different choreographers to put in writing one thing particularly for every of them (therefore the observe names), and the ultimate product is a superbly emotive compilation, making its widespread debut on Counter Records March 12.

“It was fairly liberating to throw away each songwriting conference and write one thing purely emotional,” RAC mentioned in a launch. “Writing for ballet has its personal set of challenges, however after years of writing pop songs, it was a lot enjoyable to strive one thing so completely different.”

This EP follows a slew of wide-ranging releases for RAC in 2018, together with remixes of Gordi‘s “We Can Work It Out,” Lemaitre‘s “Rocket Girl,” and Billy Idol‘s “Dancing with Myself,” together with a collaboration with Mat Kearney in March.

Photo credit score: Claire Marie Vogel