“I’m stoked to be playing Noise Pop again and releasing the EP there. Noise Pop is a cornerstone of the SF music experience. I’ve got some surprises and guests ready for the show, don’t miss it” says Silverman
When Silverman and Grammy-nominated producer Damien Lewis went into the studio they were looking to explore a feeling and sound for a later project but emerged a week later with a record that establishes Silverman’s voice as a solo artist. With robust arrangements, sardonic lyrics, and experimental production techniques Rookie sets the bar higher in terms of sound design and melodic writing. “Rookie is the first time I’ve put out music that really sounds like me. It’s all in there, all the sounds, different influences and vibe. It’s the first time I’ve gotten to put it all out there” Silverman explains.
Silverman and producer Lewis met while working on San Francisco darling pop-rock band, HEARTWATCH, where he made a name for himself as their driving force and bandleader. Craving a new musical path Silverman is branching out on Rookie for a return to deeper songwriting and a chance to write music that really speaks to people at this troubling time in our world.
The songs on Rookie journey through melodic navigations with honest emotion. “Lyrically, I’m really influenced by Lou Reed and Jeff Tweedy. A lot of this process was finding my voice and figuring out who I am as a songwriter. The feeling was really present while I was writing ‘Rookie’. It was all about the nervousness of doing something on my own. It was like my Rookie year: I was willing to take chances but wanting to prove myself a bit. It was about being older and looking back on where you’ve come from” adds Silverman.