Rita Wilson wraps ‘Trilogy’ EP series

Final in the series available now

Rita Wilson has shared the third and final EP in her Trilogy series – Trilogy 3 – out now. Fresh off her show-stopping appearance at the opening of the Primetime Emmy Awards, Wilson continues to demonstrate her evolution as a dynamic singer, songwriter and performer who successfully straddles the worlds of pop, country and folk.

Trilogy 3 features three meticulously crafted new tracks by Wilson along with an impressive and talented team of songwriters and producers. The lead single “Thin Air,” is a sparsely beautiful and ethereal collaboration with Sleeping At Last, who boasts over six million monthly listeners on Spotify. The song was co-written and co-produced by Wilson and Sleeping At Last’s Ryan O’Neal. Also featured on the new EP is “Aftershock,” an infectious and thoughtful outing co-produced by Wilson and Jon Levine (Dua Lipa, Drake) and co-written by Wilson, Levine and Lindy Robbins (Demi Lovato), and the powerful electric ballad “You Are My Heart,” co-written by Wilson, Liz Rose (Taylor Swift, Chris Stapleton) and Nathan Chapman (Keith Urban, Taylor Swift) and produced by Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain).

“People are multifaceted. We are not just one thing. And we often do multiple things at once; a metaphorical and creative juggling act,” Wilson shares. “I started thinking about triptychs and how each panel shows one aspect of a painting. In actual triptychs the panels can be folded so that only part of the art is seen. That’s often how I feel. I’m showing one side of myself or maybe two but the complete picture is hidden. That led me to the idea of a trilogy; a series of three related works. These songs are a part of me that I don’t often show but they’re a part of who I am. My three new EPs called Trilogy 1, 2 and 3 are different aspects of the music I love to write, the stories I love to tell. Three EPS, three songs each.”

Fall 2021 is shaping up to be a busy one for the multi-talented Wilson. Upcoming live performances including the Women Who Rock Benefit Concert in Pittsburgh on October 16th presented by Gibson Gives (Gibson Guitars Foundation) featuring an all-female line-up with proceeds going to the Magee-Women’s Research Institute, and the star-studded Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 13th where she will perform alongside Luke Bryan and other notables. Wilson is also featured on the new Blues Traveler album singing a fun cover of the Gnarles Barkley track “Crazy” with John Scofield on guitar; the album recently hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Chart.

An accomplished singer/songwriter, Wilson is also celebrated for her work as an actress, producer, and philanthropist. In 2019 she received a Star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame in honor of her rich film career, and was also just honored by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a Lifetime Achievement Award. With her first love being music, Wilson has four studio albums under her belt, as well as a string of recent singles including “I Wanna Kiss Bob Dylan,” “Where’s My Country Song,” “What I Would Say,” “Pray for Peace” and “Everybody Cries” from the film The Outpost, nominated for “Best Song” by the Critic’s Choice Awards and winner of Hollywood Music in Media Award’s “Outstanding Song for Independent Film.” Over the last several years, she has toured the world over performing on such iconic stages as the Grand Ole Opry, The Sydney Opera House and Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as coveted slots at music festivals including Stagecoach and CMA Fest among others. Wilson also hosts her own radio show The Spark heard exclusively on SiriusXM’s Volume Channel.

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