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PREMIERE: Alt-Folk-Pop Singer-Songwriter Rachael Sage Releases 'Deepest Dark (reimagined)' From Upcoming Acoustic Album

Alt-folk-pop singer-songwriter Rachael Sage is set to release Another Side, an acoustic companion album to Sage's critically acclaimed record, The Other Side.

The song, "Deepest Dark (reimagined)," is an acoustic, completely reimagined version of Sage's acclaimed folk-pop single, featuring her signature piano playing front and center, alongside guest appearances by acoustic guitarist Jack Petruzzelli (Joan Osborne, Rufus Wainwright), fellow MPress songstress Grace Pettis on backing vocals, and longtime collaborator and Grammy® winner Dave Eggar (Coldplay) on cello. The song was produced by Sage & mixed by Grammy® nominated engineer Mikhail Pivovarov. 

Rachael discusses the song, saying, "The song is about connecting with unconditionally loving friends across whatever distance and keeping that thread energized. It's a song that honors vital relationships that may not be romantic but are lasting and deep and what may even keep us from falling off a proverbial ledge, in times of darkness. I wrote it as a teenager actually – but I was re-inspired to record it and include on this record after watching the entirety of the series "Stranger Things", which struck me as a kind of "Stand By Me" for the current generation; it's really a story about loyal friends getting each other through enormous challenges and rising up together to face adversity with courage and determination. I loved the series and recorded the song in honor of the wonderful young actors on the show!"

"Another Side" is Rachael Sage's album "The Other Side" completely reimagined - Out May 17th! This acoustic companion album features guest performances from Crys Matthews, Grace Pettis, Annalyse & Ryan and more!

The organic, entirely reimagined arrangements bring Sage's intimate vocals front and center, resulting in lush versions of her most carefully crafted, exquisitely realized work yet. Here, the acclaimed singer-songwriter has stripped back to the inner roots of The Other Side. Shamelessly emotional and musically confident, this sublime unwrapping of Sage’s latest collection of songs leaves the listener mesmerized by memorable Americana-infused hooks and folk-fueled poeticism. Sage's timeless writing reminds us what's most important is always worth waiting for, via songs steeped in just the right amount of best-is-yet-to-come optimism.

Pre-order Another Side HERE

Produced by Sage and recorded/mixed by Mikhail Pivovarov and Grammy® winner Andy Zulla, Sage’s living room-style versions include vocal contributions from breakthrough folk artist Crys Matthews, Americana vocal duo Annalyse & Ryan, and Nashville singer-songwriters Amy Speace and Grace Pettis. Longtime collaborators Kelly Halloran (violin), Dave Eggar (Cello), Trina Hamlin (harmonica), and percussionists Quinn (Tracy Chapman) and Katie Marie (Sophie B. Hawkins) lay the intricate foundation of the record.

About the inspiration behind Another Side, Rachael shared: “Making these new arrangements after touring behind the original record, I was definitely coming from a totally different place. As a songwriter, the longer a song has been in my repertoire, the more varied and nuanced the meaning becomes. The lyrics are always informed by what’s going on in my life, but even more importantly, by the wider world and the triumphs and struggles I witness people going through wherever I’m travelling. I wanted to get just a bit more vulnerable and down-to-earth with these newly reimagined versions…and really strip things down to something I might present in a house concert setting; we listen to each other more meaningfully when the volume is turned down sometimes, and that’s the kind of connection I relish so much as a songwriter.”


3/08/24 WMOT Finally Friday @ 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN

3/12/24 SXSW – Austin, TX

3/20/24 The Back Room @ The Star Inn –Guildford, UK

3/21/24 The Bedford – London, UK

3/23/24 The Chapel Arts Centre – Bath, UK

3/24/24 The Six Six – Cambridge, UK

3/25/24 Katie Fitzgerald's – Stourbridge, UK

3/26/24 The Musician – Leicester, UK

3/27/24 Holmfirth Tavern – Holmfirth, UK

3/28/24 Retro – Manchester, UK

3/29/24 Forty Five Vinyl – York, UK

4/25/24 Hotel Cafe Second Stage – Los Angeles,CA

4/27/24 Studio 519 – Redondo Beach, CA

5/04/24 The Artistry – Greenville, SC

5/06/24 Benefit for Life Literacy Foundation @ Riverside Revival– Nashville,TN

5/09-12 Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (TBA) – Black Mountain, NC

5/16/24 The Great Escape – Brighton, UK

5/18/24 Percy's Cafe Bar – Whitchurch, UK

5/26/24 Daryl's House – Pawling, UK

5/29/24 The Cutting Room – New York, NY *record release show

6/22/24 National Women's Music Festival – Middleton, WI



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