Release: 5th Nov 2021
Out on the 5th of November ‘Blue Notes of Beauty’ is the debut release from Danish musician and composer Pernille Rie.
Bringing together classic singer-songwriter influences such as Carol King and Joni Mitchell with a twist of jazz, the result is a cinematic collection of original music driven by her distinctive vocal style.
The album has been a long time coming; despite growing up in a musical family playing a whole host of instruments, her choice of career and work life took her on a detour away from professional music for quite some years.
In 2019 Pernille settled on a life-changing decision: she sold her apartment in Copenhagen, moved to Madrid and teamed up with the Spanish musician and producer Rafael Guillermo – part of the popular group ́Pop-tops ́ back in the 70s with hits like the Billboard song “Mamy Blue” – to record the album.
With the Danish songstress on piano and guitar, they assembled a cast of musicians from Spain, France, Cuba, Germany and Argentina to back up her bright and soulful vocals.
The result is classy and melodic, acting as a perfect vehicle to showcase her thoughtful and multi-layered arrangements
“To me the music is about finding meaning and direction in this life, and this album is an expression of this journey I’ve been on.”
“an international and timeless sound” – P6 BEAT, Danish National Radio
Pernille Rie Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Roberto Terrón Double bass
Andreas Prittwitz Saxophones, Clarinet
Rafael Guillermo Keys/Piano
Cary Rosa Varona Cello
Virginia Gonzalez Violin
Natacha Crawford Backing vocals
Juan Silva Drums (additional programming – Rafael Guillermo)
1. Heaven Knows (5:10)
2. Whispering Love (4:44)
3. Look at me (5:08)
4. Undress my Soul (4:13)
5. Heartbeat (4:21)
6. Flirt (5:52)
7. No Air (4:47)
8. Lies (4:12)
9. Tonight (4:30)
10. Whereabouts (4:27)
11. Just a Dream (5:14)
12. The Way (3:47)
Total time (56:27)
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