Day 245 Rae Morris – Unguarded [Live Review]

Rae Morris - UnguardedAs mentioned a couple of days ago, I headed down to the extraordinary Wilton’s Music Hall in East London on Thursday, to see the exquisite Rae Morris play. Performing in such an iconic, haunting venue (seriously, check-out some pictures of the hall) may be a step too far for many artists, but Rae managed not only to respect her environment, but her performance also managed to surpass the venue’s majestic beauty. Although Rae is yet to release her debut album, the sold-out show paid homage to an artist who has spent years honing her craft, creating a mini greatest hits set, despite her relative ‘newbie’ status. Accompanied by a full band of talented multi-instrumentalists and backing-singers (special mention to her drummer who had a stunning voice too), Rae’s powerful yet sweet vocals gracefully soared from track to track in a swift, hour-long set that needed to be so much longer. With time for tracks new and old, Skin, From Above and set-finale and new single Do You Even Know, were highlights, all performed with an honesty and talent that was utterly compelling. In the set there was also time for Unguarded, a beautiful new b-side single that premièred on NME earlier this week. Stunningly sweet and soulful, Unguarded, like Rae herself, is a musical diamond.

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