Wide Awake

Wide Awake

by ParachuteParachute

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Overview

Since making their major-label debut in 2009, Virginia outfit Parachute have produced three albums' worth of undeniably hooky, slickly crafted pop
ock confections. For their fourth LP, Wide Awake, they've slimmed down from a quintet to the core trio of singer/guitarist Will Anderson, keyboardist Kit French, and drummer Johnny Stubblefield. Longtime producer John Fields is back at the helm to help reprise the band's mix of uplifting radio-ready rock, blue-eyed soul, and romantic ballads that has served them so well on prior releases. Parachute certainly know their way around big melodic hooks, and opener "Without You" sets the tone on an album that seems to skew more toward their pop and soul tendencies. Among the 12 new tracks are the slick '80s-style ballad "Jennie," the lusty R&B number "Crave," and even a pair of piano-led gospel jams in "What Side of Love" and "New Orleans."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2016
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707847223
catalogNumber: 78472
Rank: 88284

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Parachute   Primary Artist
Keith Allen   Background Vocals
Bridgette Bryant   Background Vocals
John Fields   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Ruth Cunningham   Background Vocals
Ken Chastain   Percussion
Stephen Lu   Violin,Cello,Viola
Angela Fisher   Background Vocals
Curt Schneider   Bass
Katelyn Tarver   Background Vocals
Will Anderson   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Jason Morales   Background Vocals
Jay Barclay   Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar
Johnny Stubblefield   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Kit French   Harmonica,Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals,Group Member
Matt Rad   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Ben Burget   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Gabe Dixon   Composer
John Fields   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Ken Chastain   Programming
Stephen Lu   String Arrangements
Jimmy Coup   Additional Production
Jamie Hartman   Composer
Dave Barnes   Composer
Steve Greenberg   Additional Production
Nathan Chapman   Composer
Will Anderson   Composer
Sean Douglas   Composer,Additional Production
Parachute   Cover Design
Cian Riordan   Engineer
James Flannigan   Composer
Matt Rad   Producer,Engineer
Stephen Schofield   Producer
Michael Reaves   Additional Production
Courtney Kampa   Composer

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