Can't believe it's finally out there!
Here you go guys! On this fine sunny day, a brand new song from my forthcoming album 'Infinite Mirrors' has now been set free - hope you enjoy!
This one's called THE RESIDENT
Make sure y'all like and share this if you rocking with me! 🙏
Rik Mol | THE RESIDENT
written by: Rik Mol & Dutchflower
mastering by: Statinski Mastering
mixed, produced & programming by: Dutchflower
executive producer: Rik Mol
solo trumpet & barista: Rik Mol
horns: the Jayhorns (Rik Mol, Serge Plume, Allard Buwalda, Jel Jongen) & Martijn de Laat
keys: Stefan Schmid, Lennard Vink, Dutchflower
bass: Reggie Washington
guitar: Evert Zeevalkink
Trumpeter Rik Mol takes centre stage in television programme ‘The new Stradivarius’
The new Stradivarius with Miel Adams and Rik Mol: Friday the 21 st of July, 20:25 at NPO2.
Trumpeter Rik Mol will be featured in the AVRO TROS television programme ‘The new Stradivarius’ on Friday the 21st of July. During which he will pursue his favorite instruments by idols Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. Upon his return to Amsterdam he spends his spare time designing his own trumpet, inspired by his heroes Armstrong and Davis, and manufacturing the instrument under guidance of trumpet builder Miel Adams.
Rik is generous enough to give us a taste of what to expect: “We really collaborated with each other during this project and poured our hearts and souls into the instrument. It was an intense experience, being able to learn more about such a noble craft. There were some errors made, since I wanted everything to be as perfect as possible. Working on an instrument for ten hours a day can take its toll but I am very proud of the result and cherish it immensely.”
Trumpet builder Adams is, amongst other things, known from his collaboration with American musician Christian Scott, who also submits his own design. This is, however, the first time that a musician himself becomes part of the building process.
How the extraordinary instrument sounds can be heard in Rik’s new single ‘The Resident’. An instrumental piece written especially for this particular instrument that can be found on the new album, Infinite Mirrors vol.1 (to be released later this year). Fun fact: Rik is in the process of having engravings made for the trumpet, based on the clean, artistic lines from the accompanying music video.
Find the new music video for The Resident here, in which Rik plays on his new, jointly built instrument.
written by Angelique van Os
translated by Romina Slabber