SONG PREMIERE: Sara Rachele Stuns With Stark & Gorgeous “Bye Bye Baby, Bye Bye,”

Sara Rachele’ forthcoming LP Scorpio Moon, coming fall 2018 was recorded live to tape in Brooklyn, N.Y., with Binky Griptite and other members of Amy Winehouse & Sharon Jones’ former backing band The Dap-Kings. Co-produced by Rachele and keyboardist Spencer Garn (Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics) and mixed by Atlanta-based engineer and Rachele bandmate Kris Sampson (New West Records band Ponderosa), “Scorpio Moon” is a Dusty Springfield meets Cat Power lament in the form of a gypsy-jazz dirge, swooning between time signatures as a distinct Eastern European influence seeps through. With its warbling organ, and vintage New York tale, it’s a musical and lyrical homage to the roots of her father, an Italian/Slavic immigrant.

“‘Scorpio’ is a warning song, a reminder and an astrological spank,” Rachele says. “We’re all pulled one way or the other—sometimes to the light, sometimes to a mirage, sometimes to the darkness where we need not go.”

Sara Rachele (pronounced ra-kelly) grew up a studio rat and folk child. Working for free cleaning out the cupboards at famed Atlanta acoustic hotspot Eddie’s Attic, she met countless musicians and writers and, and fell into bands as a side player before she’d even written a song of her own. She released her debut LP, Diamond Street, in 2014, and followed with a swoony 7-inch cover of Cracker’s “Low.” The latter was dubbed ‘sublime’ by SPIN and began to chart on commercial radio. Rachele’s 2016 sophomore LP, Motel Fire—recorded with her repurposed punk band The Skintights—was imagined in Joshua Tree, Calif., with help from pedal steel player Chris Unck (Butch Walker, Lisa Loeb). Rachele then released April Fool in 2017. Dedicated to her late grandmother, the album is a collection of bluegrass and folk songs Rachele cut in East Nashville with guitarist Johnny Duke (Little Big Town, Mary Chapin Carpenter).

In her newest release, “Bye Bye BabyBye Bye,” off her upcoming LP Scorpio Moon, Sara Rachele takes the raw intensity found in the feeling of loss and moving on and translates it into a gentle story of vibrato and smooth melodies. Her voice, soft yet resilient, finds its strength in the lyrical telling of memories and future thinking. The folk roots heard behind the indie-Americana fronting sets a beautiful stage for the style heard all through Scorpio Moon, and as the final track on the B side, the 7-inch is wrapped together in perfect harmony.

Glide is proud to premiere “Bye Bye BabyBye Bye,” (below) an achingly simple, confessionally unique composition that showcases Rachele as pure and tender a voice there is in Americana. With her new album featuring contributions from the Dap-Kings, Rachele has already earned some renowned accolades and the highway is hers…



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