Jackie Evancho to Release New Album in September
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:16:58
Jackie Evancho, 14, will release her third studio album, Awakening, on September 23 coinciding with an international tour. What a pro career already and she isn't able to legally vote or drive yet! #Impressed.
Awakening is Evancho's first album under her recent worldwide recording agreement with Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait. In August, she will film a new PBS Special which is set to air in December.
There's a lot going on in Evancho's world.
Awakening signals some new directions for Evancho. Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which she has become famous, the singer also extends her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song "The Rains of Castamere" from HBO's hit series Game of Thrones.
She also takes a bigger step forward on her version of U2's "With or Without You." Moreover, Evancho sings several original songs including the anthem "Take Me There" and "Open Fields of Grace."
"Some of these songs are more on the pop side, and have a little faster beat than the songs I usually sing - but it was really fun," the teen with the huge voice said.
Evancho also tackles the ethereal ballad "Memories" by the Dutch band Within Temptation, in addition to the popular classic "Think of Me" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.
"That's how it started for me," says Evancho. "When I first saw the Phantom movie I was inspired by the way the actors sang and really wanted to try to sing like that too. Their passion must have got to me!"
We love the wide range of influence here.
Awakening Track Listing:
1 Think of Me
2 Your Love
3 Je T'aime
4 Take Me There
5 Open Fields of Grace
6 Ave Maria
8 The Rains of Castamere
9 Dormi Jesu
11 With or Without You
12 Made to Dream
Are you ready to "awaken" with Jackie Evancho?