The Blistering Sun - Rachel Sage

A quirky, yet memorable combination of instant melodies and interesting instrumentation, The Blistering Sun is the latest instalment in the fascinating career of New Yorker Rachel Sage.

Her seventh studio record, Sage is truly an independent artist worthy of the name; writing, recording and producing all 15 tracks on an utterly captivating album positively bursting with pop goodness.

Her vocal style and piano mastery lazily draws comparisons to such heavyweights as Sara McLachlan, yet there’s so much more depth to Sage’s music than at first appears. The opening duo of “Alright, OK” and “Featherwoman” reveal her knack for writing expertly crafted pop, while the bright and bouncy “Wildflower” shimmers with style and verve. The sassy “Lonely Streets” could easily be a Broadway showstopper, the introspective “Older” demonstrates a more vulnerable side to Sage’s writing, but “C’mon Over” could finally be the song to make people sit up and take notice of an abundantly talented artist with the voice, songs and presence to succeed on a wider scale.

But don’t take my word for it – see for yourself on Sage’s forthcoming UK dates: November 21, The Boathouse, Cambridge, November 23, The White Hart, London and November 26, The Angel House, Brighton.

Overall

8

out of 10

Last updated: 25/06/2018 06:10:57

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