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Rae Morris

Singer-Songwriter Rae Morris is one of the hottest acts of 2015. Featuring in this year’s BBC Sounds of list and getting ready to perform at some of summer’s biggest festivals, she’s making waves in the music industry with her melodic vocals and emotive lyrics that embody her convey her infectiously affable personality and down-to-earth nature.

We caught up with the songstress on our latest TV ad to discover her style and what inspires her.

How did you start out in the music industry?

I began writing songs when I was 17 years old; I’d played piano since I was very young but didn’t start singing until I wrote my first song. I signed to Atlantic Records the following year and I guess that was my entrance into the industry.

I love
Cat Power
Bush to
a few.

Who are your biggest inspirations?

I adore female singer-songwriters. I am constantly astounded by the differences and intricacies of voices and tones, and of subject matter. I love Feist, Cat Power and Kate Bush to name a few.

What festivals are you playing this year?

I'm very excited about Bestival. I’ve always wished I could go to that festival. Also Field Day in London which seems very cool and has an incredible line up. Port Merion's Festival Number 6 is also in incredible one. I'm very excited about them all!

If you could play at any festival, which one would it be?

Glastonbury is a huge dream of mine as it is of so many musicians. I also love the sound of the Pitchfork Festival and any jazz festivals; they feel the most special and interesting.

I was
Hard to
Find the
Last song,
The Last
Piece of
The Puzzle.

Your new single Love Again is out now, what's it all about?

I wrote Love Again right at the very end of the process of creating my debut album 'Unguarded'. It was a very crucial time. It was now or never I guess; do everything I can now to make this album be the best it could possibly be. I was looking very hard to find the last song, the last piece of the puzzle.

become a
little more

How's your fashion style evolved over the past few years?

I've definitely become a little more adventurous. I used to be very vintage when I was in my teens. And I would never dare to wear a dress or a skirt. Now I like to be a little more creative. I love jackets and long dresses, and wide leg baggy trousers with lovely shirts!

If you could have anyone else's wardrobe, whose would it be?

There's a very cool new singer-songwriter called Flo Morrissey. She has the most incredible style.I would love to borrow some of her clothes!

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