Platinum-selling recording artist and world class guitarist, Orianthi, is featured in the latest installment of Ernie Ball’s series, String Theory. Check out the clip below.
Orianthi: “Music has brought me such comfort and it’s something that is really magical. It’s one of the most powerful forms of magic. Empowering people and inspiring people… that’s what music’s about. And bringing people together with no divide. That’s it for me.”
String Theory is a web series from Ernie Ball that explores the sonic origins of some of music’s most innovative players.
Orianthi has announced the upcoming release of her new studio album, Rock Candy, on October 14. The release follows 2020’s studio album, O, which, at the time, was her first new studio album in seven years and her first new music as a solo artist in six years.
Sonically, Rock Candy is a hard rockin’, blues tinged, display of Orianthi’s dazzling guitar playing and her soulful vocals. Today, fans can enjoy a new single and music video, “Light It Up”. Watch the music video below, and pre-order/save Rock Candy on CD/Color LP/Digital here.
Orianthi’s first major solo artist success, as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, was with the Geffen Records release of According To You, which is now RIAA-Certified Platinum and has over 29 million streams on Spotify. Her music’s ability to transcend time and remain relevant cannot be more clear than its recent resurgence on TikTok. There are over 110 million views on the “According to You” hashtag making it a viral trend that is introducing Gen Z to Orianthi for the first time in a big way. Career-long fans are used to seeing their favorite world class guitarist playing arenas with rock royalty and global superstars like Michael Jackson, Carlos Santana, Carrie Underwood, Alice Cooper and more. The juxtaposition of her newly arrived online popularity and her lifelong pursuit of artistic credibility shows the transcendence of this shining star.
Joining Orianthi on this release is the multi-talented Jacob Bunton, who produced the album. Additionally, he provides guitar, bass, keyboard, piano, and violin playing through the course of the album. Jacon Bunton is known in the rock world for his work with Steven Adler, amongst others, but he is an Emmy Award-winning composer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose credits include Mariah Carey, Steven Tyler, Smokey Robinson, Akon, Pop Evil, and many more. Drummer Kyle Cunningham rounds out the lineup for Rock Candy.
Rock Candy tracklisting:
“Illuminate (Part I)”
“Light It Up”
“Where Did Your Heart Go”
“Living Is Like Dying Without You”
“Witches & The Devil”
“Getting To Me”
“Illuminate (Part II)”
“Light It Up” video:
Orianthi – Vocals, Guitars
Jacob Bunton – Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Violin, Backing Vocals
Kyle Cunningham – Drums