Rae Morris – Concorde 2, Brighton – 25th March 2018

As fresh starts go, Someone Out There must be one of the most successful in recent years. Recorded during the heady early days of a new relationship, it is infectious in its joy and addictive in its pleasures. Largely ditching the piano-led ballads of her debut, Unguarded, it saw Rae Morris bounce onto the dance floor instead – and tonight was a perfect reflection of that new spirit. As her tour builds to a final sold-out show at Heaven, it was simply one of the happiest shows that Brighton has seen in a long time and it proved impossible not to get wrapped up in it.

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Rae Morris – Someone Out There

These are new beginnings” sings Rae Morris on ‘Reborn’, promising that she “won’t let the past determine where I go from here.” That statement encapsulates the confidence that much of her second album Someone Out There contains, an album composed and produced with Ben Garrett (better known as Fryars) – a professional relationship that blossomed into romance during their time together in the studio. What an exciting new beginning this is. From the album cover, a bright explosion of yellow compared to Unguarded’s muted mood, to the joyous day-glo electro-pop contained within, this is a glorious rebirth for the Blackpool singer.

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