RACHAEL SAGE RELEASES EMPOWERING SINGLE + VIDEO “WHISTLE BLOW” AHEAD OF NEW ALBUM
Indie music trailblazer Rachael Sage announces the release of “Whistle Blow,” the first single from her upcoming record, The Other Side (due out July 2023). The multi-instrumentalist, known for her captivating mix of alt-folk, pop, indie rock and Americana, co-produced this song, as well as the forthcoming album.
“Whistle Blow,” with its distinctly Americana palette of slide and acoustic guitars, finds Sage musing on power dynamics and boundaries in the wake of many public figures’ bad behavior coming to light. “I decided to write from the imagined perspective of someone summoning the courage to speak out, stand up, and make it crystal clear that they have been mistreated by someone in a greater position of power.” In addition to her captivating musical prowess, Sage is a fierce advocate for women’s rights and often uses her platform as a tool to spread messages of empowerment.
“Whistle Blow” is a composite account of women’s struggles to be respected in the workplace, at home, and in history books. This propulsive, musically lush track will resonate with anyone summoning the strength to stand up for themselves – and against oppression in any form. Rachael further divulges, “In this song I wanted to channel the courage and focus – a kind of imperviousness – that it takes to worry less about what people will think, than about sharing your own truth.”
About Rachael Sage
Since founding her own label MPress Records over two decades ago, New York-based alt-folk-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums. She has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Imelda May Howard Jones, and Grammy® winners Shawn Colvin and Judy Collins – with whom she also recorded a critically-acclaimed duet of Neil Young’s “Helpless”. In addition to being a six-time Independent Music Award-winning musician and producer, Sage is also a John Lennon Contest Grand Prize winner who has released over 20 diverse albums and EPs. Sage has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, SXSW, and toured globally from Japan to Berlin with her band, The Sequins. Her 2020 album Character yielded the Billboard-charting single “Blue Sky Days”; her recent project Poetica, an adventurous fusion of poetry with jazz, classical and Americana musical elements in the vein of Leonard Cohen and Laurie Anderson debuted in October 2021.
The Other Side
Release Date: July 2023
US Tour Dates
4/21/23 – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5*
4/22/23 – Wytheville, VA – Millwald Theatre*
4/24/23 – Knoxville, TN – WDVX Blue Plate Special*
4/28/23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Wheelfish
4/30/23 – Lancaster, PA – Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse
7/13/23 – Cambridge, MA – Club Passim
7/15/23 – Lansdowne, PA – Jamey’s House of Music
7/18/23 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub (Record Release Show)
(* appearing with Annalyse & Ryan)
Please see rachaelsage.com for all dates, including the UK