NEW YORK, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning recording artist Rachael Sage has released her latest full-length studio album, Choreographic (MPress/ILS/Caroline). Self-described as "ballet-pop", Sage delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: Dance. Fresh off the heels of her 16th song placement on Lifetime TV's Dance Moms, Sage and her music have reached an ever-widening audience since her previous release "Blue Roses", amassing over 9.5 million views on YouTube.
Sage has been leading up to the album release with a string of song premieres including "I've Been Waiting", "Heaven (Is A Grocery Clerk)", "Loreena", and "Try Try Try", which is currently at #50 and climbing on the AC Top 200 chart.
"...Choreographic (is) a colorful work that shares flourishes of Sigur Rósand Kate Bush, and identifies Sage as a divine musical visionary." - Glide Magazine
"...fueled by triumph and feminine resilience." - BaebleMusic
"12 original compositions that will make you dance, cry, smile, and move to the beat...In less than 20 years Rachael has accomplished more as an independent artist than some artists signed to a major label have done in a lifetime." - The Daily Voice
"...sultry yet warm...smoothly melds potentially disparate genres as folk and pop, the string-lined track tells of interpersonal longing with Aimee Mann-like poetic bewitchment." - The Deli Magazine
"Sage wisdom in a chamber-pop package; "It Would Be Enough" might be the most eloquent and perfect David Bowie eulogy to date." - MAGNET Magazine
"The quintessential definition of dance, to me, is freedom. We're in a moment where we realize how precious creative freedom is, and what a gift it is to be able to share it with each other, across all borders and boundaries." - Rachael Sage
Rachael Sage is a former dancer herself, who attended The School Of American Ballet and danced with The New York City Ballet in such Balanchine ballets as "The Nutcracker" and "Coppelia". Connecting to her roots in ballet, the NYC-based Sage"envisioned each song as a fully-choreographed multi-media experience." The result is an inspired set of piano-based chamber-pop merging orchestral elements with her signature blend of folk, pop and rock. "Making this album was a meditation on my lifelong relationship to ballet and more recently, to lyrical dance. Dance gave me virtually everything I cherish as an artist: melody, expressiveness, a sense of ensemble, a love of costume and fashion, and foremost, discipline." Accordingly, Sage has several dance-centric videos in the works including one for her first single "I Don't Believe It", which explores the topic of bullying and will feature 3-time national dance champion Kaci King, an eleven-year-old performer who reached out to Sage on Facebook.
Sage, who contributed piano and guitar on the album, is joined by top-notch musicians including violinists Rachel Golub (Adele) and Lyris Hung (Indigo Girls), cellist Dave Eggar (A Great Big World), drummer Doug Yowell (Joe Jackson) and guest vocalists Peter Himmelman and Matt Nakoa. Featuring 12 brand-new tracks, the album was co-produced by Sage and Grammy® winner Andy Zulla (Idina Menzel, Rod Stewart) and engineered by Grammy® nominee John Shyloski (Johnny Winter, Diana Ross). A special bonus track, a charming rendition of Carole King's "So Far Away", will be available exclusively on the iTunes version.
ABOUT RACHAEL SAGE:
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals and improvisational audience interaction.
Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Jamie Cullum, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the "Fame" soundtrack, and 16 of her songs have appeared in the last 3 seasons of Lifetime's controversial reality series, "Dance Moms" (including several songs accompanying breakout Sia video star Maddie Ziegler's winning routines). For more information, visit rachaelsage.com.
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On Tour Now (More Dates TBA!) * #ChoreographicTour
Jun 02 // How The Light Gets In Festival // Hay-On-Wye, UK
Jun 05 // Hotel Utah // San Francisco, CA
Jun 07 // The Hotel Cafe // West Hollywood, CA
Jun 09 // Uncommon Ground - Edgewater // Chicago, IL
Jun 11 // The Ark w/ Mary Fahl // Ann Arbor, MI
Jun 12 // Seven Steps Up // Spring Lake, MI
Jun 15 // The Ninth Ward at Babeville // Buffalo, NY
Jun 24 // Stoltz Listening Room // Easton, MD
Jul 21 // Ladybug Festival - Loma Coffee // Wilmington, DE
Jul 24 // The Burren // Somerville, MA
Sept 10 // Shank Hall // Milwaukee, WI
Nov 18 // Nikolaisaal Potsdam // Potsdam, Germany
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