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Rae Morris

- March 28, 2018

Rae Morris is an explosive scoop of sparkly, vanilla electro-pop. If you haven’t heard of the stylised up-and-comer, she’s a bit like a threesome of Paloma Faith, MØ and Foxes. Her minimalist but powerful frailty even reminds me of a synthesized Feist. Morris’s range can coo like a folk singer and soar like an alto overlord, amongst an atmosphere spanning from blips and beeps to a healthy dose of bass. The parts may not be original, but their breadth and depth manifests a unique combination of ethereal and electro, driven by authentic emotion not to be underestimated.

Promoting her new (second) album ‘Someone Out There’, Rae opened with the powerful ‘Push Me To My Limit’, a diving and driving ballad that soars with fragile fury. Then she marched into ‘Reborn’ which cements the feeling that Morris has definitely kicked it to her fair share of Bjork. Her new single, the playfully childlike ‘Do It’, was the dance floor bouncer tonight. It is a pretty reserved rendition of letting go, but a catchy little hip-winding ditty that will be one of the get-in-your head electro-pop anthems of summer!

At 25, Rae is still growing her confidence, but when she really hits her stride and gives full power vocally and emotionally to her songs, she will be in contention with the likes of Florence Welch, and a musical force to be reckoned with.

Concorde2, 25 March 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆
Jenn Good

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1 comment

  1. March 30, 2018 by Ernest Wilkes

    Great review, thank you. Little more thoughtful than usual and made me laugh too.

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