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Cosmic country singer-songwriter Erin Rae releases her second full length album, Lighten Up, via Thirty Tigers/Good Memory. Rae will open for Watchhouse on tour this spring in the US, full tour dates below include Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and more.
The highly praised new album was produced by neo-psychedelic Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty) and features guests including Hand Habits and Kevin Morby
Morby collaborative single “Can’t See Stars” is a breezy countrypolitan bop that sees Rae and Morby resurrecting a classic vocal duet style that has not been heard since Sinatra and Hazelwood.
Kevin Morby stated, “Erin played me the song a time or two and we came up with a vocal part on the spot and gave it a whirl. I’m so honored to share some sonic space with Erin as I consider her one of the greats. “
Erin Rae added, “In my songs, sometimes, I love to draw parallels between my inner & outer worlds. ‘Can’t See Stars’ is one of those explorations, where I’m finding the similarities between light pollution making it harder to see literal stars, and a constant intake of social media that can cloud my own connection to myself, my intuition or internal “North Star” She continued, “When we recorded it, I had referenced Don Williams, “If Hollywood Don’t Need You”, and what came out was a whimsical country feel, of course leaning more into Nancy & Lee territory when Kevin added his vocal, and I immediately imagined line dancing in a kaleidoscope.. “
Three years have passed since the release of her critically acclaimed debut Putting On Airs, which drew high praise across the board. She mostly spent her time on the road, performing at Newport Folk and Red Rocks, sharing stages with Iron & Wine, Jason Isbell, Jenny Lewis, Hiss Golden Messenger and Father John Misty, before her touring came to a sharp halt at the start of the pandemic.
Alongside Erin, Jonathan Wilson contributed various instruments including drums and is noted for his work with artists from Father John Misty to Roger Waters. The album also features a core band of Drew Erickson on keys, noted for his work Lana Del Rey, Weyes Blood and Jake Blanton on bass who has worked with bands including The Killers. The album also features guest appearances from fellow rising star singer songwriters, Meg Duffy, Ny Oh, and Kevin Morby.
Forming a sophisticated soundtrack for Rae’s distinct vocals to shimmer and shine. Her distinct vocals offer us a much needed alternative to the criticism we can wield upon ourselves and others as we all try to navigate these turbulent times.
Erin Rae’s Lighten Up is out now on Thirty Tigers: https://orcd.co/lightenup
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.