Guitarist Orianthi, who recently gained attention as the guitarist for Michael Jackson prior to the singer’s death, has a new album titled Believe that will be released on October 27. The album showcases not only Orianthi’s guitar-playing skills, but also her singing and songwriting skills.
If you’re not familiar with Orianthi, she’s a 24-year-old guitarist from Adelaide in South Australia. Several years ago, she grabbed the attention of Carlos Santana during a tour of his through Australia, and she has since played with Steve Vai, Prince, and ZZ Top. Most recently, she was selected to be the touring guitarist for Michael Jackson’s tour.
On Believe, Orianthi manages to combine pop sensibilities with a guitar shredders attitude, and it works for her. The following is the EPK for the upcoming album: