I just got turned on to Rachel Brooke and checked out her album, “A Killer’s Dream”. This album is sexy. Listen to any track on the album. It conjures thoughts of dark, smoke filled, almost empty, bars. Where a raven haired siren croons to you from behind a guitar, keeping you adrift through a whiskey tinged haze. Drawing you in & leaving you unable to escape. Or that was my experience, at least. Don’t judge. Either way, Rachel Brooke has a beautiful voice that haunts your mind and carries you through from start to finish. I knew I was going to be in for a treat after the intro track, “Have It All”, oozed old school analog goodness, carrying you into a sweet journey.
The jazz horns on “Late Night Lover" lend a big band air to it. The lush reverb & warble sound that rings throughout. A saw is played on this song, and brings an insane amount of depth to it.
“Every Night About This Time" is such a chunky blues influenced song that accompanies Rachel Brooke’s voice like only great blues based riffs can. She has the ability to convey the distress that her heart is in with her singing.
The title track, “A Killer’s Dream" has a great old school rockabilly beat to it and would do the likes of Wanda Jackson proud. It is great to see new artists carrying on the tradition of a genre & do it right. Ms. Brooke has managed to flawlessly capture a timeless era & make her own niche in it.
Rachel Brooke just played the Muddy Roots Festival this past Labor Day weekend & is a crowd favorite. After listening to this album repeatedly, it’s very easy to see why she is. This album is a must play. Rachel Brooke is a must see person on my list of shows.
Music is available through Rachel Brooke’s website.