Today, Nashville-based, female-fronted, critically-acclaimed trio The Accidentals and the Cleveland-based Kaboom Collective Studio Orchestra have unveiled “Lady Of The Lake,” the whimsical first single from their forthcoming collaborative album, Reimagined, set for release on July 29th. “The entire team of educators and students is so proud to publish this work,” says Kaboom Collective co-founder and conductor Liza Grossman. “We hope everyone who hears this music feels the passion, love, and authenticity of the partnership between Kaboom and The Accidentals.”
After 10 years as a band, multiple major and indie label deals, and touring over a thousand live shows and festivals, The Accidentals started their own non-profit called Play It Forward Again and Again to provide opportunities for students to experience the inspiration that launched their careers.
Kaboom Collective, founded by Grossman and Joe Weagraff, gives students the opportunity to receive cutting-edge music education. The 40-member Kaboom Collective Studio Orchestra is a Hollywood-style ensemble comprised of students that compose, score, perform, and record music for various projects. As the only production-based programming in the country, they create musical beds for everything from video game soundtracks to studio albums; from animation scores to live performances, students in the Studio Orchestra work closely with each other and a team of professional musicians, educators, and producers to bring new works and productions to life.
Collaborating with Kaboom was a no-brainer: their missions of music education and empowerment aligned. The Accidentals have a repertoire of cinematic music well-suited to be reimagined with a full orchestra. They provided basic tracks and Grossman’s students scored, arranged, and recorded 11 Accidentals songs alongside industry professionals who guided their creation in a supportive, encouraging way.
With the Reimagined collaboration, the students are gaining hands-on experience with recording, tour management, sound engineering, merchandising, stage crew skills, hospitality, promotion, marketing, press, and more.
The Accidentals and the Kaboom Studio Orchestra will kick off a string of tour dates together to support the release of Reimagined on August 3rd at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.