A classic melodic pop/rock song with intensely romantic and poetic lyrics, "Throwin' Rocks at the Moon" highlights Rachel's crisp three octave range. Her enchanting vocals, along with the song's arrangement and production, are cinematic in scope while keeping the power-pop sound connected with Top 40 radio. The sexy and smoky back-up vocals from Sal Nastasi, whose band Ready In 10 is featured on the record, create a playful and sensual twist on the girl leaves boy story. The song was written by the same writing team that wrote Marie Digby's debut hit single "Say It Again" - Jim Dyke, Eric Sanicola and Marc Nelkin, who is the award-winning songwriter of KE$HA's "Backstabber". Featured on the recording along with Ready in 10 is Juno Award winning jazz pianist D.D. Jackson. The Section Quartet provided the string arrangement and performances, and are best known for their album Strung Out on OK Computer: A Tribute to Radiohead, "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera and "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt. Singer/songwriter/producer Denise Marsa produced the single.
As media interest and excitement continue to build, Rachel is turning her focus to performing live. Her recent acoustic set performance at New York City's The Duplex garnered great attendance and stellar audience reviews, and a repeat performance is scheduled for Friday, April 23rd. In addition, her September 2009 showcase at the United Jewish Appeal holiday party in New York City delighted guests and is leading to various event opportunities. In February, Rachel will join a long list of music luminaries performing for Musicians on Call, a non-profit organization dedicated to healing patients through live and recorded music.
Rachel's single "Throwin' Rocks at the Moon" is also taking new form. Her acoustic version of the track is capturing media attention, and an a cappella remix and video also produced by Marsa, Rachel's manager, with Brandeis University's VOICEMALE is now up on Youtube at www.youtube.com/rachelmillmanmusic. "Making the video with the students at Brandeis was unchartered territory for me and an amazing experience," she describes. "We were lucky to have a great team of veterans behind it, and it was such a blast working with the boys."
Along with the full band mix and an acoustic mix of "Throwin' Rocks at the Moon," If I Believe also features three songs produced by Brian Reeves from California's Jungle Room Studios. "If I Believe," "Hold On To Me" and "Waiting for Someday" were co-written by Reeves, Michelle Mangione and Joy Bonner.
With an all star cast, inspiring and uplifting songs, and an amazing voice, Rachel Millman is being noticed as she continues to carve out her place in pop music with her debut release, If I Believe. Visit Rachel at www.rachelmillman.com and www.myspace.com/rachelmillman
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