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Renard - Waking Up In A Different World


Waking Up In A Different World

Release date: October 23, 2020
Markus Reinhardt, the founder of Echo Award-winning, Gold & Platinum-selling Wolfsheim presents his most personal, authentic work to date: WAKING UP IN A DIFFERENT WORLD from his new project RENARD. The end of Wolfsheim motivated me to reinvent myself. A process that was urgently needed. With Renard, I'm more with myself. Reinhardt says of RENARD, My album combines the sound & mood of the 80s with the stylistic devices of today. RENARD showcases Reinhardt's signature intimate songwriting in symbiosis with renowned producers Oliver Blair (Ladytron, Client, Soho-dolls, Kelli Ali / Sneaker Pimps) & the Hamburg Chaos Compressor Club (Neon black, Moddi, Marv, Steakknife, Love A, illegal colors). Vocal duties on the album are shared by a selection of well-known talented musicians. Pascal Finkenauer (JAW), who is also featured on Junkyards, lends his special timbre to the lead single Travel In Time, a perfect modern synthpop dance track. On The Meissen Figurine, urban-folk singer Joseh brings a sense of uplifting spirituality to the song. On Heresy, the vocals are stunningly curated by British vocalist Sarah Blackwood (Client, Dubstar). Greek multiple award-winning vocalist/composer Marietta Fafouti lends her beautiful voice to Restless, & Eliza Hiscox (royalchord) - from Berlin, by way of Australia, is enchanting on My Heart's Still Shaking. Hotel & Damn Happy sees RENARD collaborate with legendary ALPAHVILLE vocalist Marian Gold. Reinhardt & Gold share a mutual admiration of each other's work, & for Gold, singing for any act other than an ALPHAVILLE is an extraordinary occasion. WAKING UP IN A DIFFERENT WORLD is an apt title for RENARD's splendid debut album. The project is an ambitious musical rebirth of Reinhardt post-WOLFSHEIM. While RENARD is deeply rooted in the independent music scene of the 80's, WAKING UP IN A DIFFERENT WORLD is a contemporary, modern take on synthpop. A multifaceted & emotionally dense work of art.
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