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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.
Rae was born on September 2, 1992. She celebrated her 26th birthday in 2018.
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.
Before her music career, one of Rae's first jobs was working as a waitress at Blackpool Football Club.
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".
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."
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.
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.
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'.