Waking Up In A Different World
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âThe end of Wolfsheim motivated me to reinvent myself. A process that was urgently needed. With Renard, I'm more with myself. " Reinhardt says of RENARD, "My album combines the sound & mood of the 80s with the stylistic devices of today."
RENARD showcases Reinhardtâs signature intimate songwriting in symbiosis with renowned producers Oliver Blair (Ladytron, Client, Soho-dolls, Kelli Ali / Sneaker Pimps) & the Hamburg Chaos Compressor Club (Neon black, Moddi, Marv, Steakknife, Love A, illegal colors).
Vocal duties on the album are shared by a selection of well-known talented musicians.
Pascal Finkenauer (JAW), who is also featured on âJunkyards,â lends his special timbre to the lead single âTravel In Timeâ, a perfect modern synthpop dance track. On âThe Meissen Figurine,â urban-folk singer Joseh brings a sense of uplifting spirituality to the song. On âHeresy,â the vocals are stunningly curated by British vocalist Sarah Blackwood (Client, Dubstar). Greek multiple award-winning vocalist/composer Marietta Fafouti lends her beautiful voice to âRestless,â & Eliza Hiscox (royalchord) - from Berlin, by way of Australia, is enchanting on âMy Heartâs Still Shakingâ.
âHotelâ & âDamn Happyâ sees RENARD collaborate with legendary ALPAHVILLE vocalist Marian Gold. Reinhardt & Gold share a mutual admiration of each otherâs work, & for Gold, singing for any act other than an ALPHAVILLE is an extraordinary occasion.
WAKING UP IN A DIFFERENT WORLD is an apt title for RENARDâs splendid debut album. The project is an ambitious musical rebirth of Reinhardt post-WOLFSHEIM. While RENARD is deeply rooted in the independent music scene of the 80âs, WAKING UP IN A DIFFERENT WORLD is a contemporary, modern take on synthpop. A multifaceted & emotionally dense work of art.
Track List01. Meissen Figurine
03. Travel In Time
05. Damn Happy
07. My Hearts Still Shaking
09. Intelligent Design