Poetica presents their new single “Passenger”

The CoronaVirus pandemic has seen millions of people around the world discover new ideas and projects to keep them busy and motivated during the long shutdowns. Two such people are composer, producer and poet Rachael Sage and cellist Dave Eggar, the two leaders of the group Poetica, who are dropping an album of the same name on October 22.nd. The project began as a simple collaboration, but blossomed into a fully cinematic spoken word album, created with the help of various bandmates and guest musicians from all genres in the music world. Today, PopWrapped is pleased to premiere the latest single from ‘Poetica’ titled “Passenger”.

Sage says that her goal for the album at first was simply: “… to create something that would literally keep me from going insane while I was locked in the attic for the better part of a year and a half.”, and adds the new single: β€œ’Passenger’ was one of the funniest songs to produce on” Poetica “because I had the opportunity to collaborate with some of my all time favorite musicians! The featured harmonica player is the effortless soulful British Will Wilde, whom I met many years ago on tour in Brighton, England. I have jammed with him on all my live performances there over the years when I blew through and it has been a highlight of my travels in the UK and shared these improvisational moments on stage. Besides Will, my dear friend Dave Eggar adds that his signature cello is flourishing, and the incredible guitarists Gerry Leonard (David Bowie) and Jack Petruzelli (Patti Smith) added the vibey vibe that really helps emphasize the poem’s sensuality. I played percussion and actually sang the bass part note-for-note as a reference music for my engineer / bassist Mikhail Pivovarov, who brought it to life more than I could have ever hoped for. ”

Of the many instruments and musicians in the collection, she comments: β€œThe organ was played by Kevin J. Killen, whom I actually met on Instagram while searching for my other friend Kevin Killen. It turns out that he is not only a brilliant musician, but a really nice person and in many ways the fact that we were able to connect externally during this time and are now friends, exemplifies the nature of this whole project – which at its core is about brobro with artful communication. I met the great bluesman John Lee Hooker in my college years and we became very good friends. I wish he could hear this piece … I think he would be pleasantly surprised and also pleased to hear his possible influence on me, however unlikely. ”

Give “Passenger” a listen below and for more information on Poetica, visit their website, like their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

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