The first reviews for Angel No More are back and they are great! Says Cy Musiker of KQED, "[Efron] is one of the artists who makes covering the arts so much fun and so complicated, too... You can't fit her into any neat categories, jazz or pop." >>link to full review. Says David Wiegand of SF Chronicle, "One of the reasons for Rachel Efron's success is in fact because she's not only a great singer but her songwriting is absolutely supurb... Her voice is sort of ethereal but extraordinarily powerful."
Balancing fragility and strength, introspection and unblinking observation, Oakland singer, songwriter, and pianist Rachel Efron sets her lambent, poetically charged lyrics to soft, caressing melodies. -- Andrew Gilbert, SF Chronicle >> link to full review
"It's not fair to leave a radio host speechless." -- Derk Richardson, during live performance and interview on KPFA's "Hear & Now"
Efron proves herself to be an exceptional singer-songwriter-pianist. Literate lyrics and haunting melodies make this collection special. Efron’s vocals are genuine, delicate and deeply moving. This is profoundly pleasurable pop with rich classical influences woven throughout. -- Paul Freeman, Mercury News >> link to full review
Rachel is a very good pianist and her beautiful plaintive voice is perfectly suited for her music. The piano intro for “Closing Day” with its unexpected chord changes is a good example of her clever compositions. -- A.J. Wachtel, The Noise: Music New England >> link to full review
On her new album, 'Put Out The Stars,' Efron breaks the imaginary pane of glass that separates herself from her listeners. -- Teresa Thomas, Ashland Mail Tribune >> link to full article
Efron has forged a distinct 'art-pop' sound for herself at the corner of jazz and pop with poetic lyrics and persuasive piano. -- Aimsel Ponti, Portland Press Herald
New York Show Announced!
Recent footage from Rachel's EP Release at Red Poppy Art House!
Rachel's single, "Angel No More" with photo and original lettering: