ERIN RAE – ” Modern Woman “

Posted: October 13, 2021 in MUSIC
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Erin Rae has announced a new album, “Lighten Up”, which was produced by Jonathan Wilson and features guest appearances by Kevin Morby, Hand Habits, and Ny Oh. It arrives February 4th via Thirty Tigers and the first single is a lovely dose of alt-country called “Modern Woman.”

Eric spoke about the track “Modern Woman” from the start is meant to be a little cheeky, coming from me, a white femme-presenting woman, but it just sort of spilled out one day in the kitchen during the pandemic. It’s been so incredibly powerful to witness the discussion and evolution of gender norms through my peers and friends, as well as the representation of all bodies breaking more and more into mainstream media. The song is basically a speech to a figurative person who is uncomfortable with the disintegration of a tired definition of what it means to be a woman. With the video, Joshua Shoemaker and I wanted to celebrate and represent our friends in the community who relate to the term “woman” in different capacities, and basically brag on the diverse community of small business owners Nashville holds, and the work they are all doing to push Nashville forward, often against its will, into this new world of inclusivity.

Elaborating on the new album via press release, Erin said, “My last record was a lot of self-assessment and criticism, and trying to kick old habits and ways of relating and not relating to people. This one is about blossoming, opening up, and living a little more in the present moment. Fully experiencing what it is to be human.”

This record feels like a lifetime in the making for me, and yet it has come together so quickly during the blur of these last couple years. After the deep dive of introspection that was “Putting On Airs”, I feel so thankful and ready to move into this new chapter of softness and love towards myself, into deeper loving connection with others, out of my head (a little bit, haha) and into life. I hope when you listen you are able to feel and allow it all, whatever “it” is. There’s a little bit of everything, and most important to me this time, some hope and Fun.

The new song comes with a video that features cameos by Brittany Howard, Kelsey Waldon, and Michaela Anne. 

I am so excited to share with you that my new album, “Lighten Up”, produced by Jonathan Wilson, will arrive February 4th, 2022 via the special folks at Thirty Tigers

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