Rachel Ann Weiss will release her next EP, Always, on September 9, 2014. One of the EP’s three tracks, “Dark Is Coming Soon,” recently premiered on American Songwriter.' Weiss followed the track’s release with a series of enthusiastically received concerts in New York City, London, Los Angeles, San Diego and Austin. Described as having a “smooth, rich voice reminiscent of Adele and Amy Winehouse,” Weiss will support the release of Always with an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 5th and a tour of Texas later that month. All of Weiss’s music is available on her official site.
According to TheReelSpin.com, Weiss features “breathtaking lyrics, soulful vocals, and a debut album that demands to be an instant favorite.” Her method of personalized songwriting is indicative of Weiss’s desire to connect with audiences who long for vulnerability and sincerity. Inspired by the heart-on-his-sleeve styling of the late Jeff Buckley, Weiss seeks to “express in my music what is difficult to express in real life.”
Weiss proudly acknowledges in her interview with American Songwriter that she wrote “Dark Is Coming Soon” with Buckley very much in mind: “I decided to use a few chords from Jeff Buckley’s “Lover, You Should Have Come Over” in the chorus and that inspired me to finish the song with him in mind. So, ultimately, it’s about two men that have influenced me greatly: Jeff Buckley and a former love of mine.”
Inspired by the work ethic of her mother, the famed actress Kathleen Turner, Weiss has worked tirelessly over the past year and a half. She is now capping off a successful first half of 2014 in which she performed a number of enthusiastically received shows. She kicked off the spring with sold-out shows in New York City and a March showcase at The Heart of Austin, presented by Sony. Weiss then made her London debut at The Match Bar in June. The Always EP release will include “Dark Is Coming Soon” as an ‘instant gratification’ track. With a pre-release purchase of the EP the fan will collect “Dark Is Coming Soon” immediately. The rest of the EP will be delivered on release date: September 9th, 2014. Weiss is now preparing to go back on the road in September in support of Always. Tour dates include:
September 6th, 7Pm The Rivoli, Toronto, Canada-TIFF Showcase
September 8th 9:30PM // Rockwood Music Hall // New York, NY – EP Release Party and show
September Dates TBA // Texas