Rae Morris

Soaring electro-pop ballads

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Age
21
From
Blackpool, UK

Rae Morris started learning the piano at an early age, and tentatively sent her first songs to BBC Introducing in Lancashire in 2011. That year, she made her debut on the BBC Introducing stage at the Reading & Leeds festivals, aged 18.

She believes it’s ok to ask questions and it’s absolutely essential to sometimes just take the plunge, having faith that you will land somewhere, somehow

She’s built up a raft of like-minded British songwriters as fans – from Lucy Rose and Tom Odell to Laura Mvula and Jack Steadman. Her idol, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, even came to meet her at the LA studio where she was recording.

In early 2014, she featured on Bombay Bicycle Club’s single Luna, which kickstarted a busy year of performance and promotion: she performed at Glastonbury for the first time with Bombay Bicycle Club and Clean Bandit, and staged solo sets at Reading & Leeds.

Her songs are inspired by PJ Harvey, Kate Bush and Feist. She describes her forthcoming debut solo record Unguarded as “a coming-of-age tale – a series of diary entries documenting those important years of growing up and learning”.

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