Canadian singer-songwriter Rachel Beck’s sophomore record, Stronger Than You Know, is an echoing cry-out from a forest, a chilling dance upon a grave, an arrow shooting straight to the heart. It is a call to strength. Intimate and close, the six-track EP, recorded at Echo Lake (Halifax, NS), is sonically decorated amidst compelling electronic rhythms and dreamy synth layers. Beck’s vocals float across the vivid, harmony-laden, ethereal soundscape for which she has become known.
Stronger Than You Know is celebrated as Music PEI's 2021 Album of the Year and is nominated for three ECMAs: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Pop Recording of the Year. It follows Beck’s self-titled debut, which garnered multiple awards, including a SOCAN #1 Award for single Reckless Heart. In addition to hitting #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart, Reckless Heart was named one of the Top 100 Canadian Songs of 2018 and ranked #4 on the All Canadian Fan Favourites of 2018 by CBC Music.
Beck’s tour highlights include performing for Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, appearing twice at the legendary Stan Rogers Folk Festival, opening the 2019 ECMA Gala Awards Show, and playing beautiful festivals and stages from the Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver, BC to the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB. Her live show is exposed, empowering, connective. “Rachel Beck knows how to bring an audience together, as she gives her all on both musical and personal levels, creating an atmosphere that is at once seductive and celebratory–an invitation to joy.” (Lynn Ann Bradley)