Cosmic country singer-songwriter Erin Rae releases her second full length album, Lighten Up, via Thirty Tigers/Good Memory. Rae will open for Watchhouse on tour this spring in the US, full tour dates below include Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and more.
The highly praised new album was produced by neo-psychedelic Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty) and features guests including Hand Habits and Kevin Morby.
Morby collaborative single “Can’t See Stars” is a breezy countrypolitan bop that sees Rae and Morby resurrecting a classic vocal duet style that has not been heard since Sinatra and Hazelwood. Watch the video HERE.
Kevin Morby stated, “Erin played me the song a time or two and we came up with a vocal part on the spot and gave it a whirl. I’m so honored to share some sonic space with Erin as I consider her one of the greats. “
Erin Rae added, “In my songs, sometimes, I love to draw parallels between my inner & outer worlds. ‘Can’t See Stars’ is one of those explorations, where I’m finding the similarities between light pollution making it harder to see literal stars, and a constant intake of social media that can cloud my own connection to myself, my intuition or internal “North Star” She continued, “When we recorded it, I had referenced Don Williams, “If Hollywood Don’t Need You”, and what came out was a whimsical country feel, of course leaning more into Nancy & Lee territory when Kevin added his vocal, and I immediately imagined line dancing in a kaleidoscope.. “
Forming a sophisticated soundtrack for Rae’s distinct vocals to shimmer and shine. Her distinct vocals offer us a much needed alternative to the criticism we can wield upon ourselves and others as we all try to navigate these turbulent times.
Erin Rae’s Lighten Up is out now on Thirty Tigers: https://orcd.co/lightenup