Internationally renowned, Adelaide born vocalist/guitarist Orianthi has swept all before her in a brilliant career as both a touring musician and solo artist.
She has played with and alongside some of the best in the business, including Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper and Dave Stewart, honing her craft and mesmerizing audiences worldwide with her guitar playing prowess and stage presence but she returns on October 14 with new solo album Rock Candy that promises to cement her musical reputation as her own entity.
Described as a “hard rockin’ blues tinged display of dazzling guitar and soulful vocals”, Rock Candy displays Orianthi at her devastating best, combining all of her loves and influences into a collection of songs that engages on every level.
HEAVY caught up with Orianthi earlier today to find out more.
“We made a record in 13, 14 days with Jacob Bunton, and we went for it,” she smiled. “Rock Candy really represents what the record sounds like. It’s rock and roll, and it’s tough, there’s some good things there. That’s why Light It Up is super heavy rock, and then you’ve got Fire Together which is more on the pop side with more of a rock chorus and that’s what you’re gonna get on the whole record. It’s a good mix. I wanted to make something in present time. I didn’t want to bring songs from the past in as much as writing a song a day and recording a song a day, so the challenge was to get it all done within 13 or 14 days and write something every day and record it. I was going through a lot of things at the time, so I didn’t have any creative blockages or anything like that. It felt like I was letting everything out, like a diary entry on record.”
In the full interview, Orianthi talks more about the writing and recording one song each day idea, the disparity of styles on the album, Light It Up and how it references the overall sound of Rock Candy, the bookend style of the opening and closing songs, Jacob Bunton’s contribution on multiple instruments, what she gets out of performing solo that she might not in a band situation plans for an Australian tour and more.
Pre-order/save “Rock Candy” on CD/Colour LP/Digital HERE: https://orcd.co/rockcandy