The key to contemporary music’s success is its versatility. Creative musicians produce excellent musical pieces by combining two or more rhythmic element types. Singer/songwriter Jeff Lake recently teamed up with Grammy-nominated violinist Susan Aquila and company, to form “Cellophane Flowers” and released “Penny Lane” – a collection of 13 tracks that redefine contemporary classical verses in a stunning course of swirling melodies.
“Penny Lane” is a bright fusion of scintillating rhythms and infectious lyricism influenced by the music of iconic groups and musicians such as the Fab Four, the Beatles, and Elton John, among others. Songs like “Sugar Plum Lucy” are a lovely blend of Tchaikovsky and elements from both The Beatles’ and Elton John’s versions of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.” And “Honey Pie” will whisk you away to a bygone era of cabaret and vinyl. If you like the Beatles or not, this album is a fresh take on music written more than 50 years ago.
The songs take the listener on a journey of musical and thematic contemplation while stirring a sense of artistic synergy in the most euphonious way.
Needless to say, everyone involved in the Album’s creation has done an excellent job of making it worthy of playing on repeat. Fans of Jeff Lake and Cellophane Flowers, as well as those who enjoy new and vibrant music with a creative spin, will undoubtedly want to hear this album, which features well-balanced production of classical instruments and creative compositional arrangements, as well as a sultry vocal arrangement.