Rachel Eckroth - experimenting, collaborating, and saying the truth
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In this episode, Monica has a conversation with pianist, vocalist, and composer Rachel Eckroth about the process of creating, including composing, songwriting, collaborating with other musicians, and production. They talk about expressing yourself through lyrics, working with synths verses acoustic instruments, how to decide what to keep when faced with limitless possibilities, self-confidence, and improvisation as a composition tool. Rachel shares the inspiration and some of the processes behind the creation of her Grammy nominated album, The Garden (2021) and answers the “Behind the Curtain” questions.
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“I just kinda got to know myself better during that time and was able to express my feelings more honestly on paper than in the past and that’s just about not being afraid to do it, you have to put yourself out there and be like, well, here’s my secret.” - Rachel Eckroth