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Rae Morris has today announced her incredible new album ‘Someone Out There’, due for release
on 2nd February 2018 via Atlantic Records. Last month she unveiled her new single ‘Do It’, a highly
personal tale of letting go and jumping in to the unknown, a bold pop rallying cry.
Give the beautiful video, shot in New York with Noel Paul (Bat For Lashes, Röyksopp), a watch here.
‘Someone Out There’ marks a stark sonic shift for the Blackpool native, seeing Rae hone her craft as
a true creative force, with input in all creative aspects of the album, from the lyrics and music, to the
imagery and artwork, music videos and production. Bold and ambitious, the record focuses in on
complex, electronic elements, marrying perfectly with Rae’s soaring and ethereal vocals, with
production from Fryars, Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Adele), My Riot (London Grammar, Bloc Party,
RHODES), Fred Gibson (Brian Eno, RAYE, M.O., Stefflon Don), Buddy Ross (Frank Ocean) and
Starsmith (Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Kwabs, Ellie Goulding), as well as mixing from Dan Grech
(Halsey, Wolf Alice, Lana Del Ray, Regina Spektor).
Following the release of her debut album ‘Unguarded’ in January 2015, Rae went completely
underground, stripping her creative process back to basics, and began to write exclusively with her
previous collaborator Fryars. The tracks they created began to reveal themselves as messages
between them, as they fell in love during the writing process. As a result the record contains themes
immediately recognisable to any listener and is perfectly in keeping with Rae’s previous work, with
its incredibly moving and poignant lyrics, yet it sits in stark sonic contrast to anything she’s created
Following signing to Atlantic Records at just 17, Rae took her time, honing her craft and developing
her sound through a string of EP releases. Following her appearance in the BBC Sound Of 2015, Rae
released her debut album in early 2015 to much critical acclaim. Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid
(HAIM, Charli XCX), the album hit the top 10 in the UK album charts and announced her as one of the
most relevant, exciting new artists to come out of the UK. She also found time to lend her
unmistakeable vocals on collaborations with Clean Bandit ‘Up Again’, Bombay Bicycle Club (‘Luna’),
Fakear, Kaytranada and Rejjie Snow amongst others.