Rae Morris

  • Saturday | 19.11.22
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £17.50 Advance

Om sale 10am 15th July.

British singer/songwriter Rae Morris began writing songs as a teenager in her native Blackpool. Inspired by watching a television performance by fellow Blackpudlian Karima Francis, Morris began crafting her own music. With her strong, warm vocals and gently hooky piano-led folk-pop, she quickly made an impression and was offered a deal by Atlantic when she was just 18. Encouraging the young singer to develop at her own pace, Atlantic put Morris on a singles diet for several years, letting her find her sound in smaller increments while she was still in college. Early singles like “Don’t Go” and “Grow” eventually led to a 2013 EP titled From Above.

By 2014, Morris was actively working on her debut album with producer Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX), and she released several more EPs leading up to its release. She delivered her full-length debut album, Unguarded, on Atlantic in 2015. Morris spent the next few years touring and writing in preparation for her sophomore LP, 2018’s Someone Out There, which ventured further into electronic territory. Morris recorded the album with producer Fryars; during its production they began a relationship, and eventually moved in together and had a child. In 2019, Morris left Atlantic and signed to RCA. That label released her third album, Rachel@Fairyland, in 2022. Recorded at home with Fryars and the High Llamas’ Sean O’Hagan, and mixed by Shawn Everett, the album was designed “to sound like an old film” and had a woozy, old-time vibe replete with harps, strings, and other orchestral sounds. Named after her childhood Internet handle, it was heralded by the tracks “No Woman Is an Island” and “Running Shoes.”

A standing show. Presented by SJM.