Former Yes vocalist and guitarist Trevor Rabin steps out of the shadows with his new vocal-led solo album, Rio, his first since 1989's Can't Look Away, reflecting his enduring love affair with the art of sound.
Trevor Rabin is a true maestro whose tunes have subtly found their way to our ears throughout our daily lives. It might’ve been over the radio airwaves by way of Yes' monumental hit song "Owner Of A Lonely Heart," or maybe it was one of the times you tuned into NBA basketball on TNT and didn’t know you were humming along to one of his compositions during the opening theme song. It could’ve also been via one of the 100 film and TV soundtracks he’s worked on.
Rio, like much of Rabin’s work, is a masterclass in musical exploration, more proof of his boundless creativity and ability to articulate narratives through sound. The album is adorned with gorgeous melodies, dramatic shifts, and as always, showcases his unparalleled playing from start to finish.
Looking into the heart of the album, Rabin shares insights on one of its more personal tracks, "'Big Mistakes.'" He describes the first single as a reflection on surviving his late teens and twenties. Rabin notes, "'Big Mistakes' is essentially about surviving my late teens/twenties, hence the lyric: 'We played in the fire, we danced in the rain. Up all night we made Big Mistakes'. I should have called the song 'I Can't Believe I'm Alive'."
Available in various formats, including limited versions including CD + Blu-ray Mediabook or deluxe gatefold red vinyl 2LP + Blu-ray, with standard versions on CD, gatefold black vinyl 2LP, or transparent sun yellow vinyl 2LP, the format options for Rio are as diverse as the man who created it.