Frontiers Records is excited to present the world the talents of Swedish singer ANGELICA with the release of her debut album “Thrive” on November 29th in Europe and December 3rd in North America.
Best known for being the singer in The Murder of My Sweet, Angelica Rylin finally decided to pursue her childhood dream and to walk in the footsteps of such amazing singers such as Ann Wilson of Heart, Leigh Matty of Romeo’s Daughter or Robin Beck and record her debut solo album in a true Melodic Rock style.
Some Melodic Rock songwriting luminaries answered the call in order to create the magic harmonies and music displayed on Angelica‘s debut album. “Harry Hess, Daniel Flores, Robert Sall, Alessandro Del Vecchio and Anders Wigelius all contributed“, says Angelica and some excellent guitarists such as Jesper Stromblad (In Flames), Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear), Per Berquist(Smash Into Pieces) also appear on the album. There is also a very special performance by keyboardist Matt Guillory (James LaBrie). Still Angelica wrote or co-wrote several songs on her record, showing another side of her abilities.
“I got the chance to step out of my comfort zone and just focus on being a great singer. I also got to do a couple of amazing co-writes, for instance with Harry Hess of Harem Scarem” continues Angelica“but what I’m most happy about is that I got to include a couple of my own songs too. It’s a great mix of classic but modern AOR love songs”.
Helped by producer, drummer and songwriting partner Daniel Flores (FIND ME, SEVENTH WONDER; THE MURDER OF MY SWEET), Angelica managed to create a superb album which offers soaring and instantly likeable hook lines, solid guitar riffs and a crisp sound. “After releasing two albums with The Murder of My Sweet I get an opportunity to show my fans a slightly different side of me and at the same time have fun and explore another side of rock music that I grew up with and truly love” tells Angelica. “I have pushed my boundaries vocally on this album and grown as a singer, which is very important for me on a more personal level. I guess this is every singer’s dream!”
“Thrive” final track listing includes: Breaking My Heart; I Am Strong; To Your Rescue; Can’t Stop Love; Nothing Else You Can Break; Riding Out The Storm; Rain On My Parade; Losers In Paradise; You Will Never Win; This Kiss Is Just For You; I’m Not Waiting; Take Me To Your Heart. Breaking My Heart (bonus videoclip)