In honor of Star Trek Picard, Rachel Fannan sings Blue Skies

As a kid some of my fondest memories are of watching reruns of  Star Trek – TNG  [The Next Generation]  with my dad and little brother. Dad would use the Trek world to enhance doling out chores or to take the edge off a punishment, saying things like “clean your rooms, and make it so”.  We had to laugh. Flash forward to 2009 and I’m getting the Star Trek insignia tattoo’d on my 21 year old body. Needless to say I’m a fan. Flash forward again to the end of 2019 and I’m singing on a trailer the new show in the Star Trek franchise, Picard.  When my dad caught the trailer for himself he texted me right away,

 

“Blue Skies brought tears to my eyes, I’m so proud”

 

Here I am singing it alone in my bedroom, accompanied by my dear friends the extremely talented Evan Vidar and his wife Jenny Long.

 

Rachel Fannan departs Black Mountain in 2020

I had such a great time touring with Black Mountain last year, yet again life has set me onto another path for 2020. (I’ll be trading the microphone for drum sticks and hitting the road with Pussy Riot as their permanent drummer. ) I want to give a big thanks to the band and all the incredible fans for supporting our adventures together, and tremendous thanks to Steve McBean for allowing me the opportunity and the honor of singing with him. Truly unforgettable. Can’t wait to see what they do next.

All my love,

Rachel

Black Mountain KEXP

2020, lap 1

Proud to announce the successful release of my second book of poems, ‘Human Valentine”. This collection focuses on romantic nostalgia, sex and the art of letting go. I’m thinking about reading a few pages live on Instagram. It’s available online at blurb.com, or at my local bookstore, Pop Hop Shop on York.

 

Oh, and I just bought a harpsichord, so tune in for Baroque content soon…

New winter single ‘Wish I Was’ receives warm praise

{Feeling so grateful today}
There’s nothing like waking up to a kind review, especially from Brooklyn Vegan

As some of you know, I just released a new track off my album the Marigold Experiment yesterday. Produced by myself and Alec Justice, ‘Wish I Was’, ‘All In’ and ‘Fever Pitch’ showcase a silky more digital side of my music which long time fans may appreciate.

During my stint as Birds Fled From Me in 2007 and 2008, I explored mixing piano with a few subtle electronic sensibilities. I have taken many turns since then, but I’ve always kept that early day magic energy in the back of my mind. If you’ve stuck with my this far and been wishing I would make a return, you’re in luck.

So without further ado, I hope you enjoy ‘Wish I Was’, and if you’re feeling generous, please share as much as you like.