The leisure manufacturing home Gunpowder & Sky lately signed a new multi-project growth deal with Audible, the world’s largest supplier of spoken-word leisure and audiobooks underneath the Amazon umbrella. As an extra growth of Audible’s ‘Phrases & Music’ initiative, this unique partnership will deliver us quite a few authentic audio productions that mix storytelling and music, designed solely for Audible listeners. These upcoming authentic musical narratives will mirror the inventive imaginative and prescient of award-winning musicians like St Vincent, Smokey Robinson, and Alanis Morissette, and the inaugural undertaking that includes Annie Clark of St Vincent is ready to launch within the coming months.
As the primary title of this authentic sequence releasing later this summer season, ‘St Vincent: Phrases & Music’ will give listeners an intimate meditation on Annie Clark’s discovery of her genuine self – tracked by means of the lyrics and influences of her music catalog. Subsequent up is Smokey Robinson’s Audible Unique, which recounts the music icon’s legendary 70-year profession in unprecedented element, that includes uncooked, unmediated storytelling and music. After that, the inimitable singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette will unpack a lifetime of acutely aware self-discovery in a strong and considerate rumination on her journey as an artiste, superstar, and human being. Manufacturing is presently underway on all originals by way of at-home studios.
“Life is unusual and filled with uncertainty proper now, however music is a continuing,” stated the artiste/director Annie Clark of St Vincent fame. “Music transcends the chaos. It’s all the time been there for me after I’ve wanted it—whether or not in instances of worry, heartbreak, anger, pleasure. So I’m thrilled to be working with Audible to share my story and my music, particularly at a time when music is such an important a part of coping and getting by means of these unprecedented days.”
“It’s all the time been my ardour to create experiences that contact and transfer individuals,” stated Smokey Robinson, the legendary singer-songwriter. “I’m humbled to have the chance to share my story, the stories of my incomparable contemporaries like Marvin and Aretha, plus my music with the hundreds of thousands of Audible listeners who’re on the lookout for genuine stories instructed in methods they’ve by no means skilled earlier than.”
“Throughout these unprecedented instances, we’re terribly grateful to have the option to proceed to create distinctive, boundary-defying experiences for our hundreds of thousands of listeners,” stated Rachel Ghiazza, Audible’s EVP, Head of US Content material. “We’re thrilled to be a part of forces with Gunpowder & Sky to produce revolutionary content material for our musical-storytelling initiative, that includes unimaginable artists selecting the intimacy of Audible to share their stories with followers at a time when staying related is so essential.”
“Music has the distinctive capacity to inform stories that find yourself defining the highs and lows of our lives – and, effectively, just about convey our feelings a lot better than we mortals can with out these fantastic melodies,” stated Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky. “Teaming up with Audible to shine a light-weight on a number of the most influential musicians of our time in new, revolutionary methods – by way of phrases and music over songs and anecdotes – is a dream come true.”
Critically acclaimed Audible Unique performances from the previous embody James Taylor’s ‘Break Shot: My First 21 Years’ and ‘Patti Smith on the Minetta Lane’ that are presently obtainable for obtain at Audible’s official web site. The musical narratives ‘Bluebird Recollections: A Journey By Lyrics & Life’ carried out by Widespread and Tom Morello on the Minetta Lane will premiere solely on Audible this summer season, and ‘Street Journey Elegies: Montreal to New York’, carried out by Rufus Wainwright will debut within the fall. For extra data on this entertaining sequence, you may click on right here.