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

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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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

ufo, Thursday, 25 January 2018 18:00 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

just gonna leave this here

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

james brooks, Friday, 26 January 2018 00:41 (one year ago) Permalink

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

boxedjoy, Monday, 29 January 2018 10:42 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Matt DC, Friday, 2 February 2018 10:07 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

OMG @ 'Dancing With Character'.

Matt DC, Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:58 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

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

Matt DC, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:08 (three months ago) Permalink

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

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:14 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

Love Dancing With Character

groovypanda, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink


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