NEW YORK, July 17, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Award-winning alt-folk-pop singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage has just released a bubbly companion video to her single "Only You" from her forthcoming full-length studio album, The Other Side (out July 21, 2023, via MPress Records). A reinterpretation of the '80s Yazoo classic, Rachael's take on the song features its timeless melody with an updated arrangement complimenting Sage's folky storytelling approach. The track is as much a revamp as it is a respectful homage to the beloved UK synth-pop original. Sage's own acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer and Jupiter-8 synth parts, receive support from her longtime band The Sequins, including Grammy®-nominated cellist Dave Eggar.
Sage explains her inspiration for covering the song, saying "A few years ago I saw the incredible Alison Moyet perform at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, and it had a huge impact on me. I had listened to Yazoo a lot as a kid ('Upstairs At Eric's' was a cassette mainstay), and always admired how deceptively simple their sound was. Trendy arpeggiated synths couldn't mask the fact that their songs were absolutely timeless and that the melody of a song like 'Only You' was equally an earworm as it was emotionally universal. I hope that if Alison and Vince Clarke (of the original group Yazoo) hear this track, they'll feel how inspired I was by their work and that my stylistic spin on it will make them smile!"
The digital album, vinyl and deluxe physical CD - featuring 12 paintings by Sage, photographs by renowned Studio 54 photographer Bill Bernstein, along with a Bonus Disc of alternate mixes - can be pre-saved/ pre-ordered at: mpress.lnk.to/TheOtherSide. Both the audio and video versions of "Only You" are available on all streaming platforms and YouTube.
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About Rachael Sage:
Alt-folk-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums since emerging on the Downtown NYC scene. She has toured with Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Imelda May, Howard Jones, and Grammy® winners Marc Cohn, Shawn Colvin and Judy Collins - with whom she also recorded a critically-acclaimed duet of Neil Young's "Helpless". In addition to being a six-time Independent Music Award-winning musician and producer, Sage is also a John Lennon Contest Grand Prize winner who has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, SXSW, and toured globally from Japan to Berlin. She is also a philanthropic advocate who has raised money for a wide range of causes, including the American Refugee Committee, National Network For Youth, and National Foundation For Women's Cancer. Her 2020 album Character yielded the Billboard-charting single "Blue Sky Days"; her forthcoming album The Other Side is out July 21 on MPress/ILS/Virgin, and is available for pre-order now.Contact Information:
Jill Richmond Johnson
Original Source: Rachael Sage Delivers Delightful Video/Single of Yazoo Classic 'Only You' Ahead of New Album