London (PRWEB UK) 21 December 2012
Reminders of how fast time passes are all around. We’re approaching the end of another year. The Rolling Stones are 50. Paul McCartney unites with Nirvana 18 years after their last gig. "Time flies by surprise," sings Stefan Drechsel and an orchestra of sound soars beneath his voice. A lone acoustic guitar follows, exploring the silence before his warm voice takes up again.
The Blue Yonder is Stefan Drechsel’s first pre-release from his up-coming debut album Here and Now. It has the hit quality of Coldplay’s In My Place, his voice exuding the calm of a young Leonard Cohen. In The Blue Yonder, German born Stefan embraces life in all aspects. He captures early childhood memories and moments of lightness, contrasting with a clinical hospital scene in the last verse. The catchy chorus builds the energy to a soaring crescendo, his voice flying steadily over emotive sound, mirroring the sensation of losing time.
"You know those moments of clarity," says Stefan "when you see and feel the life in everything around you, like a child running with tailwind? Living in our fast paced world we tend to lose this sense of magic. Time flies by surprise and instead of living in the moment like children, we get lost in the past or dream of the future. In our consumer world we spend a lot of money on these dreams. Living in the here and now, that’s the only place you’ll find it.”
Stefan’s songs are about connecting with yourself and the world around us. His music is a reflection on what the listener may find there. Playing all instruments himself, Stefan stimulates imagination while simultaneously soothing and giving the listener moments to breathe. "The space in between the notes is where the music happens," says Stefan echoing Miles Davis famous statement. He masterfully arranges his music around pauses, creating a rich, complete sound without the use of percussion. "Rhythm is something that happens in everyone naturally," he says.
Songs such as Fools of Love featuring Cecilia Delgado, September, St James Park and Early Morning Sun, all from the album Here and Now, are available as previews on Soundcloud and are shining displays of Stefan’s versatile talent and deep quality. He is an artist to watch for the coming year.
The official promotion video for The Blue Yonder on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMQbC2T1Zmo