After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Carlos teamed up with Los Angeles-based producer Rick Parker, who has worked with acts ranging from Jewel to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Carlos's vision was
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Carlos teamed up with Los Angeles-based producer Rick Parker, who has worked with acts ranging from Jewel to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Carlos’s vision was multifaceted and eclectic, with acoustic guitar/based folk stylings, full-band rock songs with electric guitar, the use of string-quartets, and more. Rick immediately knew exactly what Carlos was going for, blending Naranjo’s love of British Pop with his introspective songwriting and a splash of Latin flair to form the recording Carlos has always dreamed of producing.
“Reflections of an Orange Tree” is a true passion project for Naranjo, with heartfelt expression, brooding, and self-actualization. Naranjo’s style is gentle, flowing and soothing, romantic and melodic, with a light rock backbone. The songs invoke a feeling of tension between uncertainty and subsequent instances of peace, stability, and joy. The album progresses like a day-to-day soundtrack of life, with excursions in a wide palette of familiar emotions that float into bittersweet reflection, daydreamy introspection, and joyful realization.
“I see the light of the dying night brighten stars
the blooming sweetness of morning light on planet Mars
I hear a soft and rhythmic music roll
And the sweet romancing of her soul…”
The Light Of The Dying Night, from
“Reflections Of An Orange Tree”
Check the SHOWS section on his webpage www.CarlosNaranjoMusic.com to catch one of Carlos’ performances.
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Town Tasting Room
42031 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590