Rachael Sage Celebrates Women's History Month With The Release of Feminist Anthem "Sistersong (Acoustic)" and Fan-Sourced Video "Spark"

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In celebration of International Women's Day as well as Women's History Month, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rachael Sage has released an acoustic version of her feminist anthem “Sistersong” along with a fan-sourced video for her song “Spark”. New album "PseudoMyopia" out March 22, on tour this Spring.

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“'Spark' is a song about that magical moment when someone or something brand new and inspiring captures your attention and draws you in."

In celebration of International Women's Day as well as Women's History Month, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rachael Sage has released an acoustic version of her feminist anthem “Sistersong” via Essentially Pop, along with a fan-sourced video for her song “Spark” that premiered with Popmatters. Both songs appear on her forthcoming album "PseudoMyopia", out March 22 via MPress Records/ILS/Universal.

"Sistersong (Acoustic)” is a new, intimate arrangement of Rachael Sage’s longtime beloved fan favorite, originally recorded in 1998 as a tribute to indie trailblazer and feminist icon Ani DiFranco. Featuring guest female artists Nalani & Sarina, Fiona Harte, and Gabrielle Louise, the song mirrors the #MeToo and Women's March movements, exploring the concept of sisterhood in all its manifestations. In this brand new acoustic rendition, Sage channels the nuances of ageism, sexism and the pressures on women to be everything but themselves, into a powerful anthem for the ages. Share and listen to “Sistersong (Acoustic)” on your favorite platform.

The song "Spark" is about passion in all of its many forms including love, creativity and friendship. Rachael wanted to create something special involving her fans, so she invited them to send her footage sharing their own passions while using the song as inspiration. Submissions came from every corner of the U.S. and around the globe including Brazil, Australia, UK, and South Korea. Sage selected the best clips and made them into her official video for the track. Watch and share the video for “Spark” here.

Sage tells Popmatters, “'Spark' is a song about that magical moment when someone or something brand new and inspiring captures your attention and draws you in...when anticipation is still the dominant emotion and you can’t help but be honest because the eagerness to connect is so strong. Basically in this song I’m trying to capture the essence of passion we all feel during those magical moments of humanity before walls have had a chance to build or expectations and doubts have taken hold – when everything feels absolutely authentic, exciting, vulnerable and inevitable."

A companion acoustic album to Sage’s critically acclaimed recording "Myopia", "PseudoMyopia" is a collection of 11 songs focusing on the concept of vision – including narrow mindedness – in all its many manifestations. Legally blind without corrective lenses, Sage balances the political and the personal with a striking depth and perspective.  A multi-instrumentalist herself, Sage enlisted a diverse cast of guest musicians to bring a warm intimacy to these very timely tracks, touching on topics as varied as government surveillance, environmental protection, and female empowerment. Guests include guitarist Ben Butler (Sting), bassist Richard Hammond (Joan Osborne), cellist Ward Williams (Sara Bareilles) and Grammy® nominated musician Seth Glier.

Sage will head out on the road this Spring, with stops throughout the US and UK in support of "PseudoMyopia", which is available for pre-order via iTunes. An album release event with Rachael and her full band, The Sequins, will be held at Joe's Pub / NYC on April 18th. If you would like to be on the VIP guest list for the release party, attend any of her shows, or request a physical CD copy of "PseudoMyopia", please contact Tiina Teal: tiina@mpressrecords.com

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RACHAEL ON TOUR
*w/ celebrated BBC actress/performer Heather Peace

3.11 - 3.16.19 / SXSW + ADIM Event @ Art Work (3/16) / Austin, TX
3.30.19 / Atomic Tom's / Binghamton, NY
4.12.19 / Daryl's House (w/ The Motels) / Pawling, NY
4.14.19 / The Burren / Boston, MA
4.18.19 / Joe's Pub (album release event) / New York, NY
4.26.19 / Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry / Duluth, GA
4.27.19 / Isis Restaurant & Music Hall / Asheville, NC
5.1.19 / Club Café / Pittsburgh, PA
5.9.19* / The Globe / Cardiff, UK
5.10.19* / The Met / Bury, UK
5.11.19* / Websters Theater / Glasgow, UK
5.13.19* / The Lemon Tree / Aberdeen, UK
5.14.19* / Cabaret Voltaire / Edinburgh, UK
5.15.19* / Waterside Arts Center / Sale, UK
5.16.19 / The Bedford / London, UK
5.30.19 / Hotel Café / Hollywood, CA
5.31.19 / Lost Church / San Francisco, CA
6.1.19 / Studio 519 / Redondo Beach, CA
6.2.19 / Refugee House Concert / Visalia, CA
7.5.19 / Cornbury Festival / Oxfordshire, UK
7.13.19 / Parafest / Caerwys, UK
7.14.19 / Percy's Cafe Bar / Whitchurch, UK
7.19.19 / Enchantica Festival / Cheltenham, UK

ABOUT RACHAEL SAGE: Since founding her own label MPress Records two decades ago, NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins and Howard Jones. Sage also continues to significantly grow her visibility via her many song placements, including 22 songs on top reality show Dance Moms, translating into over 10 million YouTube hits. Her newest offering, "PseudoMyopia", is a companion acoustic album to Sage’s critically-acclaimed release, "Myopia". Exploring the concept of vision in all its many manifestations, she touches upon topics as varied as government surveillance, environmental protection, and female empowerment. Produced by Sage and Grammy® winner Andy Zulla, the album features guest musicians Ben Butler (Sting), bassist Richard Hammond (Joan Osborne), and cellist Ward Williams (Sara Bareilles). "PseudoMyopia" will be released on March 22, 2019 and Sage will head out on the road this Spring with stops throughout the US and UK.

For more information on Rachael Sage, please contact:

Girlie Action Media
Pam Nashel Leto // pam@girlie.com // 212-989-2222 x111
Taylor Haughton // taylor@girlie.com // 212-989-2222 x119

MPress Records
Tiina Teal // tiina@mpressrecords.com // 212-481-7243
http://mpressrecords.com

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