Multi-faceted musician and co-founder of the Hungry Music label, Worakls, has unveiled his stunning production ‘Orchestra’, an ambitious project filled with 10 brand-new productions, including recent single ‘Cloches.’ Allowing his musical film influences to fully express themselves by incorporating them into his music, ‘Orchestra’ combines the grandiose feeling of album opener ‘Nikki’ with the melodic rhythms of ‘By The Brook’, and wistful yet percussive tones of tracks like ‘Detached Motion.’
Packed with cinematic elements throughout, Worakls explains his creative process, stating: “Along the years, I have become more sensible to the emotions of film music, and I wanted to lead my universe into that direction. My aim is to mix in the emotions of this music with the freedom and energy of electronic music.”
With the original music composed to be specifically played with an orchestra, the album is accompanied by a tour of the most prestigious venues in Europe where Worakls will be accompanied by an orchestra formed of 20 musicians. Having recently kickstarted the schedule in Paris in February, the 10-stop tour will take in a further 4 sold-out dates across France and Belgium throughout March and April.
Spending the last ten years travelling the globe’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals, Worakls’ journey into composition started at the age of 3, learning the piano amidst his family of musicians. However, it was the 2015 launch of his ‘Hungry Band’ group alongside fellow frenchman N’to and Joachim Pastor which earned the French producer widespread acclaim.
Proving his skills in composing film scores as well as electronic and orchestral productions, Worakls recently scooped the ‘Best Original Soundtrack’ prize at the Deauville Green Awards for Ushuaia and InFocus. The accolade was awarded to Worakls for his work on ‘Une Oasis d’Espoir’ alongside Nicholas Van Ingen & Jean Baptiste-Puchain. More than a first album, more than a show, ‘Orchestra’ is the culmination of an inimitable artist whose inspirations touch all generations of music lover. After more than a decade of waiting, ‘Orchestra’ marks the first solo album from Worakls.
‘Orchestra’ Tracklist: 01 Nikki 02 By The Brook 03 Caprice 04 Entrudo 05 Cloches 06 Detached Motion 07 Hortari 08 Inner Tale 09 Crow 10 Red Dressed (feat. Eivor) | Buy/stream it here.
Tour Dates: 15th Feb – Paris, L’Olympia 22nd Feb – Caen, Le Cargo 23rd Feb – Brest, La Carène 28th Feb – Marseille, Le Silo 1st Mar – Nimes, Paloma 2nd Mar – Lyon, Le Transbordeur 8th Mar – Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer 9th Mar – Toulouse, Le Bikini 25th Apr – Strasbourg, La Laiterie 26th Apr – Bruxelles, Les Nuits Botanique