MPress Records will release label founder and singer-songwriter Rachael Sage‘s first official acoustic release, “Haunted By You Acoustic EP” on July 18th, 2012 via iTunes. Featuring material from her recent 10th album “Haunted By You”, the acoustic EP marks another first for the acclaimed artist during the milestone year of her 10th release. The collection of guitar-based originals, supported by members of Sage’s touring band The Sequins, includes guest appearances by Dar Williams, Katie Costello, Counting Crows member David Immergluck and Grammy ® nominee Seth Glier. (MPress will also commemorate this benchmark album with its first vinyl release slated for Fall 2012.)
The collection included on the acoustic EP merges the classic pop sensibilities of Sarah McLachlan with the sweeping dynamics of Glen Hansard. Sage’s poetic lyrics shine in this stripped-down setting, while cellist Dave Eggar (Elvis Costello, Coldplay) and percussionist Quinn (Tracy Chapman, Jesca Hoop) add just the right amount of accompaniment to her crystalline vocal performances.
Coming off of a four-month tour with many of her shows being solo or accompanied by a single cellist, Sage reveals that she “really wanted to approach this material in more minimalist way…where the focus is entirely on the songwriting within the intimacy of acoustic arrangements.”
An award-winning producer who typically layers dozens of tracks in the studio, Sage is hopeful that those who already have the original “Haunted By You” album will enjoy hearing this material in such a fresh context. New listeners, who tend more toward a folkier, minimalist sound such as Lisa Hannigan or Indigo Girls, will especially enjoy these spare soulful performances.
You can order the Haunted By You Acoustic EP here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/alb
1) Invisible Light
3) Abby Would You Wait
4) Performance Art
6) Haunted By You