13 May ANDREW RAYEL SHARES HIS INSPIRATION BEHIND IT AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Highly anticipated Andrew Rayel’s ‘Lifeline’ album shows off his versatility and musicality as he plays with the trance, pop, and electronic music worlds. The 18-track work is a masterpiece of his long-standing career, highlighting who Rayel is as an artist, and has captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide!
In my interview, the Trance superstar talks about the album, the inspiration behind it, and the creative process.
Why Did You Choose ‘Lifeline’ As The Album Title? How Did You Come Up With The Idea For The Album?
Lifeline is a continuation of my albums “Find Your Harmony” & “Moments.” As we all go through a journey of life that’s continuously evolving, whether could be in music or personally, sometimes a certain thing or certain record can be an extension to our Lifeline, reminding us how things can always be positive.
The Title Track, ‘Lifeline,’ And The Lyrics Are Beautiful! What Went Into This Original Production, And What Was The Inspiration For It?
Life itself – to be honest. We are all living hectic and stressful lives, and sometimes we may not appreciate a certain something or someone around us. It’s very important to take a step back and remember how good you have life sometimes.
The Album Has Been On Repeat For Me Since It Was Released. I Can’t Get Enough. But Each Song Feels Like A Journey Of Upliftment And Makes You Want To Close Your Eyes And Experience The Music With Your Whole Body. Was This Your Goal When Creating The Album?
My main goal throughout the album writing process is to create the best experience possible for the audience and making sure there is a journey of emotions and memories for the listeners.
What Is Your Writing Process Like, As A Composer? What Elements Do You Begin With, And How Does Your Creative Process Generally Go?
Honestly, it’s always a different process. I don’t think there is an actual process or formula. Each creative development feels different in the moment, it depends on what you hope to achieve and how much emotion is going into the process.
You Are A Classically Trained Pianist. How Much Does That Training And Knowledge Influence Your Composition And Production Today?
Yes! I’ve been playing the piano since I was a kid. Having an orchestral background has always given me extra emotions and melodies to go into the record. It’s something that I love immensely and is close to my heart.
When You Start Working On A New Track, Do You Have A Special Process? Do You Work Around The Vocal? Do You Create The Beat First? Or Does The Story Come To You First?
It depends, sometimes, I work around the vocals, and other times an idea comes to my mind.
You Experimented With Different Sounds And Genres On This Album. What Made You Want To Go In This Direction For This Album?
One of the most important things in such a process is to experiment and be open-minded to certain new sounds. I don’t believe in limiting an artist to just one sound.
You Worked With A Lot Of Amazing Individuals And Features Vocals On Every Track. Is This How You Imagined Every Song? Who Was Your Favorite Artist To Work With And Why?
It’s really difficult and unfair to pick one, to be honest, every record is special, every process is unique and fun in its own way, and every person I’ve worked with in the process was special. I’m very thankful for everyone that was involved in this album!
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