The first 2021 release from award-winning synthwave synthpop duo Eric C. Powell + Andrea Powell is the SOUL TO YOUR HEART max-single. This release is a modern reworking of the song “Soul to Your Heart” originally released under their former act Turning Keys. Recognized as a top track in the 1991 Billboard Magazine Songwriting Contest, this is the 30-year anniversary release of the song and includes four new versions. Released on all platforms on January 29, 2021.
Released worldwide on October 2, 2020, FLY AWAY is a musical synth journey born in the desire to escape – a voyage to the center of the soul. The new album includes four already loved favorites, plus five stunning new tracks including The Bedside Table, Fly Away, Warning Signs, and And I Know. CDs available at Bandcamp now!
Released June 2020, Mute is an isolation-inspired instrumental EP from Eric C. Powell. The 7 tracks are a journey through the emotions and phases of COVID-19 lockdowns, closures, and shelter-in-place. It’s dedicated to those who have lost loved ones and livelihoods to this global epidemic.
Introducing the Andrik Arkane remix of O Come Emmanuel. It’s from the electronic rendition of the classic Christmas hymn from synthwave synthpop duo Eric C. Powell and Andrea Powell. This version by noted remixer and producer Andrik Arkane retains the mystery and power of the original version while transforming the track into a modern EDM, pop, and dance gem ready for the dance floor.
Remember that 80s tune by Murray Head from the musical “Chess”? Well, LorD and Master put together some great cover music for One Night in Bangkok and asked Andrea and Eric to record some vocals. They also pulled in Andrik Arkane for the verses and some extra glitchy production and came up with three great versions: the standard single, the Andrik Arkane Remix, and the LorD and Master Remix.
One of Eric C. Powell’s first released remixes, Is That What You Want (Eric C. Powell Remix) captures the vocal essence of the track while bringing warm analog pads and a smooth silky pace to an already amazing song. The remix track is available on Swedish artist Uncreated‘s “Is that what you want – The Remixes” E.P. from Conzoom Records.
This 007-inspired track featuring Eric C. Powell and Andrea Powell, released in April 2020, is an homage to the James Bond franchise entitled No Time to Love, No Time to Die. With original music borrowing from the James Bond Theme by Monty Norman, the lyrics are presented as a vocal duet and reflect Bond and another spy who are both hiding secrets from one another in a dangerous attraction. It’s on fire!! And it was created for the BB Show 007 Theme Contest on WA12 Radio!
The True Remixed album is due for release in February 2020 and already available for preorder. It features 15 new remixes of songs from Eric C. Powell’s True album. There are original reimagined and remixed versions of tracks from Parralox, Nature of Wires, Fused, People Theatre, Andrik Arkane, Graflex, Synesthete, LorD and Master, screamershock, Auralux (Jonah Walton from Tyton Project), and two bonus alternate versions from Eric C. Powell.
Shattered Glass is a smooth downtempo synthwave tune collaboration releasing to all major platforms on February 14, 2020. Cowritten together, Andrea provides the lead vocals with Eric on backing vocals and synths for this track. Also featured are the guitar stylings of Stereo in Solo, the veteran synth artist and musician hailing from France. He is known for his smash indie hit “Flowers on the Moon.” Also included on the single is an exclusive Andrik Arkane remix of the track. The upbeat dance remix track features driving arpeggio bass lines and a hint of vocoder.
The Welcome to Synthtopia single was released in December 2019. A surprise release, the release is a chill and energetic departure from their usual, but still features signature synth hooks, flowing pads, and retro arpeggios. You’ll hear a musical vocoder soundscape interspersed with lovely vocalizations from Andrea Powell.
The awaited True album was released in September 2019 on all digital platforms with a special limited edition physical CD available only on Bandcamp. True features four hit singles and adds five outstanding new tracks like Waiting for the Time, How I Feel, Sunshine, and But Not Tonight—each receiving positive reviews and airplay in the UK, EU, Canada, US, and abroad. True also received Best Dance Album recognition from the Clouzine International Electronic Music Awards in Fall 2019.
January 2019 started strong with Need a Place. Receiving considerable radio airplay and regcognized as Best Song Composition in Clouzine’s 2019 International Electronic Music Awards, the 3-track single features the lovely Andrea Powell as cowriter and lead vocalist. Need a Place is a danceable delight with a synthpop synthwave vibe and catchy, memorable melody.
The Click single sensation was followed in September 18 with the release of Take It All Apart: Click Remixed, a new remix E.P. including 8 distinctive and engaging versions of the synthpop sensation Click. The E.P. features 6 breakout electronic artists and producers including Fused, Nature of Wires, and Andrik Arkane each with their own unique renditions of Click.
Eric released his first solo album in years, shortly after moving to Austin, Texas USA. Known as “the live music capital of the world,” Austin is also home to a thriving synthwave, industrial, and goth electronic music culture. This solo album Back to Life boasts songs with an electronic indie pop feel, and at the same time, reflects the influences of Eric’s earlier songwriting.
After a near two decade hiatus Turning Keys Essentials was released in February of 2016. This compilation album features 11 remastered songs from two albums never before available in digital format. It includes all the songs from Turning Keys’ sophomore album “Waiting” AND the Turning Keys debut EP “Opening Doors” previously available only on vinyl. You can download the album or singles from iTunes, GooglePlay, and Amazon. You can also order physical CDs from CDBaby and soon on Bandcamp.
The 1994 EP Stay was the final Turning Keys release to feature all three original members of the band. Stay featured band members Eric C. Powell and Jeffrey Gonzalez with former band member and co-founder Andrea Powell contributing additional vocals. This release has not been remastered and is the original recording and mastering available only on Bandcamp.