Eleven33 is an American music project led by Rob Fleming whose music blends alternative with hints of electronic and post-rock genres providing for a cinematic listening experience.
Eleven33’s cinematic sound is built on strong rhythms, rich textures and undeniable melodies. By combining traditional instrumentation with subtle nods to electronic music, Rob creates richly textured and colorful tracks that captivate and engage the listener, taking them on an inspiring musical journey.
In 2014, after having taken a break from writing anything new for a while, Rob began to sketch and work on ideas he had recorded on the acoustic guitar or piano. There was a ton of inspiration for the new material as well. That year, he saw several close family and friends deal with some serious adversity in their lives. It was just a tough, emotionally draining year on so many fronts … but there were bright spots as well.
Despite the adversity, there was always one shining, consistent theme that came through with these people: their ability to get back up after being knocked down and to find a light amidst the darkness. A lot of times, we just want to cave in and give up. The strength and desire to thrive that Rob saw in these people was incredibly inspiring; so much so, that he began to write music around that theme and that’s where “Chasing Light” came from.
“Chasing Light” is all about resiliency, resolve, determination to thrive, and the quest for “good” despite all the negative things around us. It’s about dealing with and responding to adversity. While he has his own personal connection to each track, Rob’s hope is that people who hear this record can relate to the themes the music conveys and apply it to something they’re going through in life. The tracks are sequenced in a way that take the listener on a journey and there’s a real flow to it all. Innocence, hope, heartbreak, darkness, resilience, and triumph all play a part in telling the story.
In addition to the music, the artwork used for the album is equally inspiring. Collaborations with four very talented landscape photographers: Jonathan Besler, Dominic Kamp, Nicholas Buer, and Szabolcs Zsoldos added so much to the project.