Communicating emotions and fuelling personal creativity. These are Rick van Meijel’s driving forces as a music producer. A wide range of influences translates to a sound that is not bound by one genre, as evidenced by debut EP Reliving. Although Reliving mostly combines elements of rock, electronic and experimental music, his main objective remains to keep exploring different musical territories with each release.
‘’Rick van Meijel finds his place in his debut EP Reliving, building his first material out of real emotion and experience. You can feel the drive to move forward and make something of himself, all without the need for lyrics.’’
– Immortal Reviews (Source)
Rick’s ambition to create music began in 2014. He grew up in a small Dutch town, but influences generally consist of big artists like Linkin Park, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against and Coldplay. These artists highly inspired him to produce his own music, but there were also personal reasons: making music allowed him to communicate emotions through sounds and melodies and to exercise his creativity more than ever.
This newly found passion brought its challenges, but at the same time functioned as a motivation to learn everything by himself. Whether it be writing, producing or playing keyboards, Rick always aspires to further develop these skills.
With continued support from Open Labs, Rick was proclaimed Stagelight Artist of the month in June 2018 and December 2015 and Reliving is now featured on their website.
”Rick van Meijel is back in our Artist of the month spotlight for June 2018! . . . Reliving is an epic journey told through emotional synths and hard hitting drums. The first track and single “The Spark” is a burning instrumental anthem that is sure to light up your speakers. Another great track from the album is “Fighting the Storm” and it shreds on guitar . . . ”
– Open Labs (source)
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