I heard this for the first time a few days ago, and its been stuck in my head ever since. My new single of the week - 'Under the Shadows' by Rae Morris.
This one is quite literally hot off the press. Its brand new, only released in the last few days (early Jan 2015). To me it sounds like a cross between Bjork and Kate Bush. That is no bad thing.
Rae Morris, real name Rachel Anne Morris, is a British artist - from Blackpool in fact. You wouldn't know it from her vocals. No sign of an accent, just beautiful breathy wonderfully emotion filled and deep vocals. She has a voice I could just listen to over and over again. Yes, its that good.
This isn't her debut single - she's been releasing EP's and singles for the last couple of years. This single though, is going to be huge!! Its from her debut album 'Unguarded' which is out later this month.
The video is classy. Just Rae with her gorgeous curly locks in a flowy white dress singing. She looks to be in some sort of stately home or ball room or some such glamorous location. Dancers pass her by, and all in all, its actually beautiful to behold and is well suited to this gorgeous song.
Rae has lent her voice to the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and Clean Bandit, but here, on her own, she is wonderful. I absolutely love how she sings, whilst it goes sort of "whoo ooh ooh, whoo ooh ooh" in the background. It really is very atmospheric and really does remind me of Kate Bush his like 'Running up that Hill', but not in a copycat way, or trying to imitate. It just, to me, sounds like Kate may have been an influence.
I see this lady being huge in 2015. Go and listen to this immediately and please let me know if you love it.
If you want more singles of the week, and more music, go check out My Music page here. Happy listening :)
(video published on youtube by Rae Morris)