Exclusive Artist Review: Sarah Rae – “Crimson Rose” Single

Atlanta-based recording artist Sarah Rae has graced our platform before and left an undeniable impression on our readers. Her distinctive, ambient signature sound has paved the way for her to a thriving career, recently signing with indie label Bentley Records who is helping her gear up for touring in 2022 as well as her subsequent releases. So today, we bring Sarah Rae back into the spotlight with last week’s release of her newest single “Crimson Rose”, proving that she continues to hit the ground running from all directions.

“Crimson Rose” is a retro wave, 80s synth pop tune written about the highs and lows of human connections, and letting things go. It’s an emotional song with anthemic vocal melody placements that truly showcases Sarah Rae in the most effective angles throughout the song’s duration. Comprised of melodic alt-emo guitar swells and progressions accompanied by very multi layered synth leads, Sarah Rae’s vocals are a complete standout of their calibre that delivers a diligent range of emotions and projections. You can feel her passion, her energy and her insatiable appetite to serve up an anthemic song with unrelenting staying power. And that’s one thing this single definitely has – staying power, the power to stay with you even long after it’s over.

“Crimson Rose” is a powerful release for Sarah Rae that continues to raise the bar and reach new heights. The rising artist has really manifested into an innovative artist that is constantly climbing the incline in a way that leaves every listener with an everlasting impression. Both old and new fans will have endless love for this song and her flavorful vocal style that is made very apparent from beginning to end, especially on this distinctively atmospheric track. “Crimson Rose” released on August 4th and is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other digital music streaming platforms.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Sarah Rae – “Poison Ivy” Single

Atlanta-based starlet Sarah Rae is no stranger to the world of music. She’s been mastering her craft since the age of 8 and holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Literature & Music Theory. Known Fowler her very atmospheric and ambient vocal style, Sarah Rae captures the essence of beauty and the art of falling in love with her newest single “Poison Ivy”.

Encompassing a realm of passion and the solace of sensuality, Sarah Rae’s beautiful overtones are made present at the forefront from the very beginning. Combining a cleverly multi layered songwriting structure with an Alt/Indie-Pop sensibility, Sarah utilizes her vocal breaths with long ambient swells and punctually atmospheric textures that hone in on a mid-to-high range melody that soothes the appetite for feel-good energy and passionate projection. The rhythmic tempo is wrapped around a single-picking guitar melody that parallels the vocals in a way that is instrumental and experimental. Both leads compliment each other equally and the effectively placed emotion is targeted at the core of the song and really drives home the originality of Sarah’s vocal style. It’s crafty, brilliant and puts a Pop edge into modern Indie in a way that almost restructures the genre entirely.

This single definitely has staying power – it definitely stays with you long after it’s over and you definitely become enticed to surf through Sarah Rae’s entire discography if you haven’t already. This ambient track encapsulates the true essence of love both with the poetically crafted lyrics, the projection, as well as execution of the vocals entirely in its multi layered and multifaceted approach. It tells a story, it reveals moods and it leaves a feeling inside of you that ignites new passions from familiar fires. You can listen to “Poison Ivy” now on Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be glad that you did.


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