9 Rae Morris facts every fan should know
Since releasing her debut album in 2015, Rae Morris has become one of the most exciting new singer-songwriters. Here is all the interesting info about the talented artist.
1. Where is Rae Morris from?
Rae was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, and started playing the piano when she was four years old. She went to St George's School, and then studied A-levels in music and drama at Cardinal Newman College in Preston, Lancashire.
2. She worked at Blackpool FC
Before her music career, one of Rae's first jobs was working as a waitress at Blackpool Football Club.
3. How old is Rae Morris?
Rae was born on September 2, 1992. As of March 2018, she is 25 years old.
4. She signed her first record deal aged 19
She signed with Universal Music Publishing Group and to Atlantic Records in September 2011. She had received attention from other labels, but chose Atlantic as they "would take it slow" and "didn't blow any smoke up my arse".
5. Her first single was 'Don't Go'
Rae's debut single 'Don't Go' was released in March 2012, and it featured in the final episode of the sixth series of teen drama Skins. She later recorded an EP, 'For You', which she sold exclusively at her live gigs in 2012, and in November issued a second EP, 'Grow'. Another EP, 'From Above', followed in 2013.
6. She teamed up with Clean Bandit
In 2014, she contributed guest vocals to three tracks on Bombay Bicycle Club's album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'. She also co-wrote and featured on the Clean Bandit song 'Up Again'. She later also opened for George Ezra on his European tour.
7. She released her debut album in 2015
Her first album 'Unguarded' was co-produced by singer-songwriter Fryars, and it debuted at number 9 in the UK album chart. It contained the singles 'CLoser', 'Under the Shadows' and 'Love Again'.
8. Her second album followed in 2018
'Someone Out There' was released in March 2018, featuring the title single, 'Do It' and 'Reborn'. It entered the UK chart at number 20.
9. She has opened up about her sexuality
At the start of her career, Rae was mentored by fellow Blackpool singer Karima Francis, who helped develop her songwriting skills, and they had a two-year relationship. She later told Gay Times: "I had a really intense and slightly difficult relationship that I wrote about, a lot. She happened to be a woman. I think of myself as being quite fluid and I fall in love with who I fall in love with."