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.
“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.