When Gloriana announced that their eagerly anticipated new album would be titled Three, fans began to ponder. Was the record named as a commentary about their status as a trio – or simply because it happens to be their third album?
“The reason we decided to name the album “Three” was for a lot of different reasons,” explains singer Rachel Reinert. “Three was kind of a magic number for us. That was following us around. So, yes, it’s our third album, there’s three of us, and it’s been three years since we released an album. It just kind of felt significant to us. When we were kind of tossing around the idea it just felt right and that’s why we decided on Three.”
The group – with brothers Tom and Mike Gossin completing the other two points of the trio – started out originally as a quartet, but found itself continuing as a threesome following the abrupt departure of vocalist/mandolin player Cheyenne Kimball in 2011 (the reasons for her leaving have still not been formally clarified). Kimball’s exit was timed right on the verge of Gloriana’s second album release, forcing the remaining members to quickly reframe their musical process. [Read More]