Cinematic Pop's first ever studio album "Prologue", recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Air Studios, London, debuted on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart at position #2. The album includes the group's arrangement of Tears for Fears' Everybody Wants to Rule the World that the group performed in the 2016 season of America's Got Talent.
"We are thrilled that our recording has charted at Billboard," said Cinematic Pop co-founder and arranger Rob Gardner. "This album represents a totally unique concept, so we're thrilled that people are excited about it and embracing it. Our tremendous soloists, the fantastic Cinematic Pop Choir, and the incomparable London Symphony Orchestra - nearly 150 musicians in all - worked over six months and on two continents to make this album happen."
This is the third studio collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra for Gardner, who first rose to prominence on the success of the composition Lamb of God. Gardner's arrangements appearing on Prologue include those of songs originally performed by artists such as Nirvana, The Cure, Adele, Coldplay, and more. Those songs include Smells Like Teen Spirit, Friday I'm in Love, Rolling In The Deep, and Fix You, respectively - along with 9 others, including three originals.
Gardner said: "Since the release of our first video 20 months ago, Cinematic Pop has reached heights we never could have foreseen. We've performed on national television, sold out concert halls, completed a recording with the London Symphony Orchestra, and charted on Billboard. We are so grateful for the many supporters and artists who made it all possible. Without them, this recording never would have happened."
About Cinematic Pop
Cinematic Pop is the brainchild of Rob Gardner, Drex Davis and McKane Davis. The arrangements are the work of Gardner, whose original compositions include Lamb of God, He is Jesus Christ, and 12 Princesses (winner of Amazon.com's Best Test Movie award in 2012). Cinematic Pop strives to fearlessly lift others by causing them to feel through music, specifically by fusing emotionally-charged classical music you might hear in a film-score with your favorite rock and pop songs. The songs are presented in a 90 minute live show with full orchestra, choir and soloists. More at www.cinematicpop.com.