One of my favourite musicians to write about and listen to in the last couple of years has been the New York based singer, songwriter and visual artist Rachael Sage. I love songs that tell a story as well as being beautiful to listen to and Rachael’s songs deliver that in spades. So, it was with delight that I learned that Rachael’s thirteenth album will be released in the Autumn. Before that, however, we get a glimpse into the flavour of that album, Myopia, with a single released on 6 July.
Spark is the story about the intimacy of a shared experience with a total stranger: ‘I don’t know your secrets, but I feel you like a spark’, sings Rachael in her velvety tone. It is about the magical moment when a relationship is in its infancy, before anything can go wrong and you can just revel in the lack of familiarity. It is a beautiful depiction of an experience of excitement and exhilaration that is universally felt.
The track starts with a brief piano hook before Rachael’s voice joins the mix, with vocals as delicate as they are powerful. The track is then taken up a notch with the inclusion of a dynamic and vibrant string section, and a subtle but robust drum beat that gives the track a real pulse.
Click here to download Spark.
Listening to Spark, I was so excited that I couldn’t wait to write about it and I’m even more excited for Myopia, later this year – of course I’ll be bringing that to you too.
If you love Rachael’s music then I have two of her previous albums to give away – Blue Roses and Haunted By You. To win, just answer this question in the form below:
How many albums has Rachael Sage released so far?*
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