Right the Stars Set New Album Release
The band, a collaborative project with Rich Jacques as the centerpiece, brings together some of Los Angeles' most talented musicians to create an unabashedly feel-good pop record.
The collaborative project was born with the track "We Got It All", a song co-written with Rob Giles (The Rescues) and Guy Erez (Alan Parson's Project).
The track, both encouraging and inspiring, lead Jacques to dive into a fuller and more band-centric pop sound which was starkly different from the troubadour mould he had been performing in for most of his career. "I wanted to stretch beyond the limitations of just a guy with an acoustic guitar" says Jacques.
And step beyond the acoustic guitar he did, with his understanding and appreciation of the talent within Los Angeles, Right the Stars not only became the opportunity for new musical endeavors, but developed into a collective community within Jacques own backyard. "It's amazing to be in such a creatively vibrant place." Jacques says "I'm constantly inspired by all the artists I get to work with." Hello Yes OK features collaborations with Rob Giles (The Rescues), Guy Erez (Alan Parson's Project), Joel Shearer (Pedestrian, Damien Rice, Dido, Alanis Morissette), Leslie King (Bardo), Eric Holden (The Weepies, Five for Fighting, Josh Groban), Lindsey Ray, and the late John O'Brien (Maroon5, Avril Lavigne, Rob Thomas). At the core of live performances is Jacques, drummer BC Taylor, bassist Alex Balerston, and keyboardist Mike Schmid.
The self-titled debut for Right the Stars was released in 2010, however the project realises its full potential with Hello Yes OK. Drawing its title from three words which are universally understood throughout the world, Hello Yes OK is a delightful pop record with hooks piled upon hooks. Creating a musical language which shares the same universality.