Rae Morris – Unguarded
Rae Morris catapults into today’s music scene with a cracking offering that is sure to impress critics and listeners alike.
Opening her splendid album is Skin, which has a lovely dash of atmospheric pop that can be classified as both new age and nursery rhyme, sounding enchanting and vibrant. Skin starts off proceedings in a dynamite way and instantly creates hype.
The production showcased in this record is delightful: from the ticking noises in Closer to the sinister chimes in Cold, the producer Fryars adds a special vibe to it with his passionate voice and presence. Whilst the eeriness is more prevalent than in the more upbeat tracks, the variety and diversity throughout is a welcome pleasure.
Intensity can certainly be used to describe the singer-songwriter’s masterpiece. For You is utterly stunning, as her breathtaking vocals overpower the mega assembly of instruments playing in the background.
Her lyrical prowess is also apparent in this track, as well as in Don’t Go and in the title track Unguarded. She goes deep into the story; she sings effortlessly, allowing audiences to feel the heavenly mood, which she excellently creates.
Rae Morris is hypnotic: she draws inspiration from artists like Coldplay to create ghostly, delicate and melancholic piano numbers that wonderfully tie the album together.
Whilst her album shows an obvious influence from the artist Lorde, overshadowing some of her individuality, her ethereal accent gleams with each note and it is clear to hear that Rae Morris has a talent which cannot be ignored. A brilliant and sublime debut from the young artist.
Unguarded was released on 26th January, for further information or to order the album visit here.
Watch the video for Skin here: