Making her debut in 2011, Rae Morris has built up her image, sound and talent over the last few years, making 2015, the year of her highly-anticipated full-length record release, her year to shine.
The Blackpool-born singer-songwriter immersed herself within music at a young age learning the piano, writing songs and taking influence from a host of talented artists including Kate Bush and Björk. She sent her first songs to BBC Introducing in Lancashire in 2011, leading to her debut performance on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds festivals of August that year, aged just 18. That same month, Morris was signed to Universal Music Publishing Group, then to Atlantic Records a month later.
Since then Morris has released a handful of EPs – For You, Grow, From Above, Do You Even Know?, Cold and Closer – all wonderfully teasing fans for the release of her debut album.
Whilst working on her own music, Morris has gained support from many artists. She has toured alongside the likes of Tom Odell and George Ezra as a support act, as well as having collaborated with Bombay Bicycle Club on their most recent number one album So Long, See You Tomorrow where she provides the euphoric vocals for single ‘Luna’, and also with Clean Bandit on ‘Up Again’ on debut album New Eyes.
She joined both Bombay Bicycle Club and Clean Bandit on stage at Glastonbury Festival 2014, as well as accompanying fellow vocalists Lucy Rose and Liz Lawrence at Bombay Bicycle Club’s biggest ever London gig at Earls Court in December 2014.
Details of Morris’ debut album Unguarded were announced late last year and news of a 2015 headline UK tour ensued. Morris will be playing at the likes of Electric Brixton in London and Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth to promote her new record, which has spawned the recent mellow electronic single ‘Under The Shadows’, currently on Radio 1’s A List.
With her ethereal voice and hauntingly beautiful lyrics, Morris’ forthcoming new material is bound to be heard on a multitude of platforms in the coming months.