Single Review – Rae Morris – Atletico

Following her infectiously catchy single ‘Do It’ earlier this year, Rae Morris is back with new single ‘Atletico’. Just as captivating, the track submerges you in a layer of subtle synth and Morris’s beautifully falsetto vocal from the start. Building towards a gently heady swaying chorus the track is centred around an infatuation, love at first sight style crush, with lyrics that manage to remain the right side of sugary sweet, with the help of some perfectly placed awkwardness: ‘From the back of the room you were holding my glance, I was trying to be cool, but I can’t really dance.’ The third single from upcoming album ‘Someone Out There’ due February 2nd 2018, ‘Atletico’ is sure to enchant fans.

Hayley Miller

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