Rae Morris - Someone Out There (out Feb 2 2018)

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

sophomore album from British singer-songwriter shifting from elegant, austere piano to richly vibrant electronics. it's the first record of the year that i'm stoked to hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnTXW3AdcWM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs_-eDD1By8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNEkBWq5C1g

joshywinty (josh), Thursday, 25 January 2018 17:47 (three years ago) link

Do It is great so i'm looking forward to this

ufo, Thursday, 25 January 2018 18:00 (three years ago) link

i want to like her and will keep checking on her every so often but her semi-sleepy piano ballads from before she started taking off have grabbed a hold of me more than anything i've heard since

dyl, Friday, 26 January 2018 00:20 (three years ago) link

just gonna leave this here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXuyL6jR7mY

james brooks, Friday, 26 January 2018 00:41 (three years ago) link

pleasantly surprised by this given that I couldn't even give her first album a complete play

boxedjoy, Monday, 29 January 2018 10:42 (three years ago) link

Yeah, these singles have been way ahead of anything on her first album. I really struggled with that album, although it didn't help that I listened to it the same day I heard Ten Love Songs for the first time.

Do It in particular has become a favourite. I didn't hear it until Popjustice made it their single of the year. The video is utterly charming too.

kitchen person, Monday, 29 January 2018 15:43 (three years ago) link

This album is such a massive leap in quality, I can't quite believe it's the same artist. Really beautiful stuff.

kitchen person, Friday, 2 February 2018 05:58 (three years ago) link

If this is all as good as 'Do It' then count me in.

Matt DC, Friday, 2 February 2018 10:07 (three years ago) link

It’s not, but it is very good I think.

I’m choosing to pretend that LiveLounge cover video doesn’t exist for the time being.

monotony, Friday, 2 February 2018 11:34 (three years ago) link

this album is quite good but i have no idea what a very bland piano ballad like the title track is doing on it

ufo, Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:02 (three years ago) link

OMG @ 'Dancing With Character'.

Matt DC, Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:58 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

This gets better and better as the nights start to draw in.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:08 (two years ago) link

surprised i never mentioned how much i love "wait for the rain"

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:14 (two years ago) link

That + Do It + Atletico (The Only One) + Dip My Toe + Dancing With Character, that's a pretty high hit rate for a pop singer no one gives a shit about.

I wasn't too keen on Reborn either until the BBC used it as their montage music at the end of the World Cup.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:19 (two years ago) link

Love Dancing With Character

groovypanda, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:30 (two years ago) link

While I'm not listening to this album I half-convince myself that it's just another electropop album, but it's startlingly memorable and singular in ways I can't put my finger on.

Tim F, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 22:04 (two years ago) link

I got a bit burned out on this album at the beginning of the year, but I just went back to it after seeing this thread revive and it sounds glorious. I wish she'd had more success with it.

kitchen person, Thursday, 8 November 2018 02:41 (two years ago) link

Every song is wonderful, aside from maybe the title track, but even that has appeal if I'm in a maudlin mood.

monotony, Thursday, 8 November 2018 03:23 (two years ago) link

While I'm not listening to this album I half-convince myself that it's just another electropop album, but it's startlingly memorable and singular in ways I can't put my finger on.

It feels like it's the first consciously post-Melodrama pop album but even that doesn't quite cover it. I know comparing things to Kate Bush is easy and lame but on songs like Atletico she's nailed that sort of 'The Big Sky' freewheeling joyous whoop. None of the artists who are typically compared to her ever do that.

There's more interesting going on in the songwriting and performance than there is in the production, I think.

Matt DC, Thursday, 8 November 2018 13:24 (two years ago) link

There's more interesting going on in the songwriting and performance than there is in the production, I think.

This is a good way to put it I think.

Tim F, Thursday, 8 November 2018 20:10 (two years ago) link

Another way to say this is that while Betty Who tried (and failed) to literally recreate the singular magic of “I Love You Always Forever”, Rae is better placed to capture its sense of effervescence.

Tim F, Thursday, 8 November 2018 23:51 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

Really hope this album can sneak into the end of year list in a few weeks. I've been going back to it so much and have now realised that Dancing With Character is the most beautiful song of the year.

kitchen person, Saturday, 12 January 2019 04:34 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

really aside from the title track this whole record really goes

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 22:41 (six months ago) link

"rose garden" and "dip my toe" hit in particular this time through

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 22:42 (six months ago) link

"Wait For The Rain"...what a song

monotony, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 22:47 (six months ago) link

otm

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 22:48 (six months ago) link

Love the whole album, but Dancing With Character is the one. This album should have made her a huge star.

kitchen person, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 22:53 (six months ago) link

I was just thinking about this album and wondering what Rae was up to yesterday.

Tim F, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 23:21 (six months ago) link

"Do It" should have been everywhere!!!!!!!!!

winters (josh), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 23:44 (six months ago) link

She had a christmas song out last month and appeared on this track last year so still around. Maybe we'll get some new material this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3CmNAAlAPQ

groovypanda, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 08:16 (six months ago) link

four months pass...

New song with fellow Blackpoolian Sophie Aspin, an 18yo grime artist & Tik Tokker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ6QMdK96kM

groovypanda, Friday, 4 June 2021 07:32 (one month ago) link

Sophie Aspin! This is not something I would have ever seen coming.

boxedjoy, Friday, 4 June 2021 08:47 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

She's all over the new Fryars album (came out Friday).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eess0jhbWRw

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 19 July 2021 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

I'd love to see her perform...hope she comes to the US sometime.

DT, Monday, 19 July 2021 22:34 (two weeks ago) link

I just listened to a new interview with Sean O'Hagan and he mentioned he just did the arrangements for her new album in the past year, so I guess there's a new album.

afriendlypioneer, Sunday, 25 July 2021 23:02 (one week ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.