The composers today announced that the title of the album will be ‘Overture’ and released the names of some of the featuring artists.
Ashleigh Gray (Wicked), Adam Jacobs (Aladdin, Broadway), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Broadway), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, Broadway, NBC’s Smash) and Will Swenson (Les Miserables, Hair, Broadway) have all recorded songs for the album.
Speaking about the announcement Laura Curtis said; “Dan and I are really excited about working on this album. The name Overture represents both the dramatic context of the album, which is a sweeping journey through a number of common experiences we share in life, but the title also represents the style and structure of the album, we wanted this to feel like a soundtrack for a show.”
Daniel Curtis explained more; “Often during shows audiences almost develop a relationship with melodies that recur and weave in and out of the story. For this reason we wrote the album as two acts, with an overture at the start of each one. There are also pieces of instrumental music which join some of the songs together and some melodies are revisited in these sections. We really wanted this album to feel like every song was related, even though we’re moving through and representing different genres of Musical Theatre styles.”
When complete the double disk release will feature twenty-four performers, which is one of the biggest collection of Broadway and West End leading artists to come together and record an album of new music. In response to this Laura Curtis said; “We’re overwhelmed by the kind support that such a large number of artists have given us. We are passionate about writing music with the input of the singer, so we can tailor and mold a song to work with a specific artist’s voice and to have performers of such caliber just makes the experience very special. We have all the artists confirmed now, and will be releasing their names as the songs are recorded.”
The team working on the album include Executive Producer, Stacy Swain, Producer Al Steele, with recording taking place at both studios in the UK and NYC.
Overture will be released in October 2016.