Rachael Sage – Choreographic – The Acoustic Mixes
Delivered with raw passion, Rachael Sage’s “Choreographic – The Acoustic Mixes” displays her irresistibly charming voice and stunning arrangements. Quite lovely in their composition Rachael Sage’s work feels intimate. Throughout her album there is an airy, summery style to it. Produced perfectly the songs radiate with life. Effortlessly marrying elements of classical, country, and chamber pop, the pieces are beautiful with their rich vibrant colors. Her storytelling ties these many songs together as they pass by as snapshots of a life fully lived.
Opening the album off on a high note is the awe of “Home (feat. Matt Nakoa)”. Lyrics describe the wonder of New York City, of how far a person goes to find their true place. Jazzy keyboard work gives “Learn To Let You Go” a lush hue. Hushed in reverence is the stripped down sound of “7 Angels”. Giddy in nature is the rich melody of “Loreena”. From the energetic piano work to the expressive guitar, Rachael Sage’s voice brings it all together in a dreamy swirl. Reflective to its core is the lovely “It Would Be Enough”. By far the highlight of the album is the sweetness of “Heaven (Is A Grocery Clerk)” whose compassion for others feels completely earnest. Tasteful to a tee is the languid pace of “Five Alarms” where the resonant piano keeps a steady sleepy rhythm. Closing the album off on a soothing note is the yearning spirit of “So Far Away”.
Elegant and sophisticated, Rachael Sage creates a brilliant sound with “Choreographic – The Acoustic Mixes”.