Single Review – Rae Morris – Do It

In a bit of a change of character, Rae Morris has released Do It – an exuberant, happy-go-lucky pop piece with bold lyricism and an irresistible anthemic chours. Her 2015 debut album Unguarded explored her openness through sometimes melancholy and haunting tracks, with essence of raspy, Ellie-Goulding-esque vocals, yet Do It is spirited and free. It is more profoundly pop-electronica than a lot of her previous material, captured by a cheekiness highlighted in both the suggestive lyrics and the bounce the bass gives. It’s still typically Rae, however, in its relaxed approach – though it develops as the song goes on, the instrumentalism remains light and her beautiful vocals are forever the key feature. This is a captivating new direction in that it keeps hold of Morris’ existing fanbase by extracting the best parts of Unguarded, but has just enough of a new twist to hype up the sophomore LP, which is still shaded in speculation.

Eleanor Chivers

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