Watch "The Making of A SEEKER'S SLUMBER"
A followup to the success of LUMINARY, Cheryl's 2020 New Age Album, A Seeker's Slumber was created in almost the opposite circumstances; rather than a two-week composer residency in a stone studio in Greece, Cheryl was quarantined... to her bed, thanks to a major back outage. The result? A stunning album of collaboration, rest, reflection, and rejuvenation.
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The Seeker's Slumber Story
Cheryl B. Engelhardt’s sophomore New Age release, a followup to her chart-topping 2020 album LUMINARY, gifts the listener with an etherial journey through a day of awakening, conflict, resolution, release rest, reflection, remembrance, and finally, relaxation. Bringing the science of the heart rate into her music, Engelhardt carefully chose tempos that would assist the listener in slowing down, quite literally, into a state of rest. Additionally, she chose to bring in lyrics reminiscent of her early pop records to assist the processing of emotions, a much-needed practice prior to falling asleep.
Half of the tracks are lyrical expressions, while half of the album highlights the voice as an instrument alongside intricate piano performances and even a live kalimba, all performed, engineered and arranged by Engelhardt. With special features by GRAMMY® winner Joanie Leeds and Chava Mirel, 37 members of Cheryl’s independent musician mastermind AMPLIFY plus an appearance by SNL drummer Shawn Pelton, and even Cheryl’s own deceased father’s voice, the collaborations speak to the breadth of the emotions found on A Seeker’s Slumber.
Listeners will experience what has been called “a goddess’s song” in “Unwind”, and “a sense of grounding” in “Ithaca” and the other instrumental pieces. The magic that is unleashed in “Awæcnian”, “Mother Gaia”, and “Anyway You Choose…” is unprecedented in Cheryl’s prolific body of work. Enjoy!
Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a composer and singer/songwriter with dozens of film and commercial scores, four piano-pop albums, 20 tours, and 40+ TV placements under her belt. A Seeker's Slumber is her follow-up album to her 202 release, LUMINARY, which won The New Age Guide's 2020 Record Of The Year.
The New Yorker graduated from Cornell University, studied orchestration at Juilliard, and began her tenure as a composer for films, ads, theater, and social justice choirs. A recent collaboration with Martin Luther King Jr's goddaughter, Donzaelgih Abernathy, landed her piece "The Listening" in a feature in PEOPLE.
Her success as an independent musician made Engelhardt a sought-after speaker who has presented multiple actionable and often-hilarious talks at SXSW, ASCAP Expo, and multiple colleges around the country. Committed to helping other independent musicians garner extraordinary results in their careers, Engelhardt provides programs and resources on her site In The Key Of Success.
Recent career highlights include performing on stage with Sting, the premier of several of her social justice-themed choral pieces in Jerusalem, Mexico City, and universities, and the first staged production of her musical "Boiler Room Girls" based on a Kennedy event in the late '60's.
Engelhardt lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with her mountain guide husband and their pooches.
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