Wide open sky, Rookley invites for a flight above the city.
With “Open Eyes”, the NY-Artist releases the first Single after 6 months on the 17th August 2018.
Also, Rookley reveals a major disclosure: A photo of a girl appeared on Rookleys social media. Is she the one behind the Rookley project?
It has been almost half a year since Weak Or Absent Signal came out, and Rookley has been incredibly busy in the NY Studio: A new series of Releases is waiting, and in her street art project there has been a big new disclosure for her fans: A new picture in his Facebook account shows a girl in a blurry fashion.
Is she the mastermind behind the new urban sound genre? There has yet been no face to the Rookley project. Rookley holds on to the idea that a face only distracts from the actual piece of art, weather it is a wall painting in the city or a recently released track. Rookley feels that it is time to moderate the artists' egos and bring forward their message: The lore that a musician, street artist, producer, any human has to offer.
Rookley works most of the time travelling between the States and Europe, and recently on one of her visits to Berlin found the inspiration for this light-weight city-inspired track: The feeling of the city overwhelming you. The track builds up to a climax, Rookley composed the track with an image in mind: The image of an orchestral conductor, slowly driving the music into a swell with his baton - until the song becomes a wave overpowering you with an ocean of shimmering impressions of city lights flying by. Analog Waldorf Synths blended into shoving beat kicks, then a moment of ease, underlined by laughing voices and a solo guitar - just to grow back into a flood of neon light colours.
The story behind the Open Eyes Cover is the mesmerizing view of a Festival-Skyline, or better – the view of a Festival Crowd, dancing, seen from above in a bird-flight.
While taking photos at a festival, Rookley took some time to lay down and look at the scenery upside-down. That new perspective gave her the idea for Open Eyes - looking at the people, the stage and the things happening from a changed perspective made her see people's’ emotions in a new way, distanced, yet more humane: Being in the world, but not part of it.
Rookley adds a new emotional platform to her music, the distanced observation of nostalgic emotion, set in the urban, triggered by a wish: To be stronger, to withstand the overwhelming, just like the wave a bass overcoming the listener.