Singer-Musician RACHEL ECKROTH Joins The Queen of Underground Soul,
Emmy-Nominee, SY SMITH on The Soulful, “PERFECT LOVE”





The single also features special guests keyboardist Nick Semrad (Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles), and Pittsburgh keyboardist/producer Orlando ‘Buscrates’ Marshall.



“PERFECT LOVE” is the soothing new collaboration, from singer-musician, Rachel Eckroth and the Queen of Underground Soul, Emmy-nominated recording artist, Sy Smith.

The beautiful and soulful “PERFECT LOVE”, is available on all streaming and download platforms now. This songwriting collaboration stemmed from a world tour with Jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti. Smith and Eckroth have been guests on each other’s live shows and/or solo albums, but this is their first single release as a duo of sorts.

“Rachel had planted the seeds for this song for a while ago. But the shelter-in-place order gave us both the opportunity to really sit with it, tend to it, and watch it fully grow into something we think is kinda stunning. It’s like a lush garden full of color and sounds, and I love it,” mentions Sy. “Perfect Love, started as a simple song and became a beautiful collaboration with musicians I highly admire. As producer, I wanted to present something with colorful sonic ideas and groove textures. These guys helped make my ideas a reality,” adds Rachel.

Singer and Keyboardist Rachel Eckroth’s most recent work as a sideman includes world tours with Rufus Wainwright, Chris Botti, KT Tunstall, and Donny McCaslin. In 2018-2019 she performed as a solo artist on the Rufus Wainwright’s ‘All These Poses’ Tour with her 2018 album, When It Falls. This acclaimed album has been described as, “A lush soundscape of incredibleness from start to finish...her writing abilities are surpassed only by her amazing voice.” (Indie Voice Blog)





(VIDEO LINK) PERFECT LOVE by RACHEL ECKROTH featuring SY SMITH


(AUDIO LINK) PERFECT LOVE by RACHEL ECKROTH featuring SY SMITH


This Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter has been dubbed by her peers as the “queen of underground soul”. Sy Smith is considered one of the leaders of the indie soul movement (having released 5 CDs/3 EPs/1 DVD). She’s also recorded and/or toured with some of the biggest names in R&B, hip-hop and jazz (Whitney Houston, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Foreign Exchange, Sheila E., and Pete Escovedo to name a few). In 2018 she released her 5th studio project - “Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete” - which she wrote & produced entirely herself, winning 2 Los Angeles Black Music Awards, 2 KMOVE Radio KOOL Awards, gaining 3 nominations from SoulTracks.com and earning placements in several music bloggers’ Best Of 2018 lists. Some of her most recent notable collaborations include Sy’s co-writing and feature on Chris Dave & The Drumhedz’ 2019 Grammy-nominated self-titled album and providing vocal arrangements for John Legend’s Grammy-nominated LP “A Legendary Christmas”.

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CONNECT WITH SY SMITH:

website: www.SySmith.com

Instagram: @Syberspace

Twitter: @Syberspace


CONNECT WITH RACHEL ECKROTH:

website: www.RachelEckroth.com

Instagram: @Rachel_Eckroth

Twitter: @RachelEckroth


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Photos Courtesy of Shawn Carter Peterson